This week something amazing happened in Calais.
We were getting ready for our weekly trip to Brussels where around 700 refugees are sleeping rough in the park. They always ask us for food because, although most nights there are hot food distributions sometimes these don’t happen or, if a refugee misses one for any reason they are in trouble.
We take packs of dried fruit and nuts (healthy, light to carry, last a few days and packed with energy) plus tinned fish, biscuits or chocolate and fruit when possible.
But this week our food supplies have run out. We aim to take 300-400 packs a week. Barely sufficient but we do our best. But now we simply have nothing left. We were discussing sad alternatives when a van arrived with 400 ready made up packs! These had been made by a group of volunteers from Barclays who visited a couple of weeks ago. Lifesaver time!
Massive thanks to these incredible people for going home with enthusiasm -,and then keeping the drive to make something like this happen. Your beautifully made up packs went straight out to help a lot of grateful people the very next day.
If anyone can donate dried fruit, nuts, tinned fish, biscuits, or chocolate please do get in touch ASAP. Financial contributions gratefully accepted here. https://bit.ly/2NI79r3