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Reverse Advent Calendar

Can Christmas HatThe Reverse Advent Calendar is a really simple idea and a great way to help others who need a little help at Christmas.

Alongside opening your traditional Advent calendars, we’re asking that you… your family, group, organisation, company… put aside a box and on each day of Advent pop a can or coin in the box.

On Christmas Eve* morning you can visit the foodbank to drop off your donations and see how they will be sorted and packed into food parcels before being passed on to people in need in our community.

Click here to download a poster for your box (any box will do!),

Click here for a poster to advertise the Reverse Advent Calendar

Click here for printable ‘shopping lists or see the list below of food stuffs we really need at this time of year.

Get in touch if we can help, and if you let us know you have collected, we’ll write you a thank you card and send stickers especially for children to thank you for the difference you have made.

Drop off donation points and times:

Wycombe: Foodbank Store, 11 Duke Street, High Wycombe, HP13 6EE (SatNav prefers this postcode). There is a small car park on site but it is likely to be busy so do park on the streets where possible or the Wycombe District Council Duke Street Car park is next to us!

  • Friday 22nd December 5pm-7pm (when we also welcome Father Christmas and his sleigh!)
  • Saturday 23rd December 4-7pm &
  • Christmas Eve 9.30-12noon

We are open most weekday mornings, and Monday evenings 7-9pm but please contact us in advance if you would like to drop off outside the advertised times.

Marlow: Marlow Methodist Church, 31 Spittal Street, Marlow, SL7 3HJ

  • Friday 22nd December: 10am – 12noon
  • Saturday 23rd December: 10am – 12noon
  • Christmas Eve: 10am-12.30pm

If you want to drop off in Marlow but these times really aren’t convenient, call David on 01628 481296.

We’d love you to collect the following items or please pop a £1 coin in!

  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned potatoes / dried mash
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Pasta sauce
  • Soup
  • Coffee/hot chocolate
  • Tinned spaghetti
  • Tinned meat meals (curries, stews, mince, hot dogs)
  • Ham/corned beef
  • Jam/spreads
  • Squash
  • Biscuits
  • Long-life milk
  • Toilet rolls
  • Toothbrushes and paste
  • Shampoo and shower gel
  • Washing up liquid
  • Soap

The contents of your calendars will be sorted by type of food and use-by date and be distributed through our foodbank hubs across South Bucks.

Some photos of some of last year’s Reverse Advent Calendars!

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