Appeal for food supplies

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:

Cereal bar
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

To help please see or donate now at

About Care4Calais

Care4Calais was founded by a group of volunteers with the sole aim of supporting the people of the Calais refugee camps, providing fresh meals, warm clothing, heating and important legal and medical support.

We are not politicians – we are people like you who simply believe that every human has the right to be treated in a fair and dignified way.

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