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Summer Hunger: Holiday Countdown Calendar 2018

Summeercountdown cartoon

Summer is a really tough time for many individuals and families if they have, for any reason, been struggling to put food on their tables. During summer holidays when children aren’t having meals at school, times can get even tougher.

Marlow bottom brownies

2nd Marlow Bottom Brownies got their thinking caps on to work out how to help those less fortunate than themselves!

2nd Marlow Bottom Brownies heard about this, and decided, brilliantly, that they wanted to do something to help. Brownies promise to ‘think of others before themselves and do a good turn every day!’ So they got in touch with us at the foodbank and let us know about their idea – the Summer Holiday Countdown Calendar! Now we want to share it with you along with your group, organisation, office, school, family, faith group can get involved in making life just a bit easier for those in a tough spot.

STEP 1: Get a box. Any box will do. Stick the One Can Trust Summer Holiday Countdown Poster on the side.

STEP2: Every day from the 1st day of July to the last day of term, put a tin or a £1 coin in the box and tick off the day on the poster.

STEP 3: Bring your collection to the One Can Trust warehouse at 11B Duke Street, High Wycombe, HP13 6EE. The foodbank will be open to receive your Countdown Calendars at:

  • Saturday 21st July 10am to 12noon
  • Tuesday 24th July 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • Get in touch for other opening hours

And please, let us know if you are collecting. We’ll need make make sure we have enough hands on deck to sort/store all your amazing gifts so they can get to the people who need them as quickly as possible.

And our huge, huge thanks to 2nd Marlow Bottom Brownies, their leader Rebecca and all the Guiding units we know are already getting ready to countdown to summer!

Resources for the Summer Hunger Appeal