Appeal for food supplies
Something it would be easy to overlook is the need for food here at Care4Calais
As numbers are increasing we are getting asked more and more for things to eat. And when someone tells you they just want something to eat it really hits home hard.
In Brussels there are around 700 people now. There are a few different food distributions but due to numbers not everyone is getting covered.
In Dunkirk the families like to cook for themselves when they can. And in both Caen and locally in Calais we visit small groups who ask us for food to cook with.
Let me give an example of a food pack that we need:
Bag of mixed dried fruit and nuts
Tin of tuna / sardines / fruit
If they can cook for themselves they like oil, tomatoes, kidney beans, spices and lentils
If we were to take this in one week to all locations we would need a minimum of 1400 of EACH item
And you would not believe the amount of tea / coffee / hot chocolate / sugar / milk and biscuits we get through on a distribution for 400 plus people per day!
We simply do not have the food and We NEED YOUR help please
Please make it possible in the coming months – as winter will be upon us in weeks and it’s getting colder now the hot tea and coffee is SO popular
There are many ways this could happen:
Harvest festivals in school/s
A ‘ bring a tin to work/ school ‘
Approaching your supermarket to have a trolley at the entrance and exits for an afternoon
Please find the needs list on our website but any of the above mentioned food would make the difference on being able to meet this fundamental need or not. Thank you