For the second year in a row, Emma Hardy MP is launching the Reverse Christmas Calendar Appeal at Hull Foodbank.
As part of the appeal, people are asked to donate food and parcels for every day of advent, in reverse, until December 16th.
Unlike a traditional Advent Calendar, the Reverse Avent Calendar uses the days in late November/December to place items into a box daily for delivery to a local food bank in time for Christmas.
As a result, instead of opening something for advent, people are giving something back to the community every day. The reverse calendar determines how many items will ultimately be in the box depending on when they start.
Ms Hardy and Skint Dad have partnered with Hull Foodbank, The Unity Shop and HU4 Hub foodbank, with additional drop-off locations yet to be announced, to ensure the initiative reaches the widest possible audience and that as many donations as possible are collected for what is forecasted to be a very difficult winter for many in our area.
Commenting on the appeal Emma said:
“Food poverty continues to worsen across the country and especially in my constituency of Hull West and Hessle. I’m hearing from some food banks in our area that demand has more than doubled just in the past month.
With the current cost-of-living crisis, rising heating bills, the rising cost of food and fuel for cars, I know everyone’s budgets are at breaking point, that is why I am hoping this appeal will be able to help out those who are struggling with the most in my constituency and hopefully spread a little bit of Christmas joy.
I’m pleased that Naomi and Ricky from Skint Dad are involved again this year as they have a large audience and we hope that this will encourage businesses, schools and families to put together a Reverse Advent Calendar.”
Please drop off all advent calendar boxes by 16th December at one of the following food banks if you would like to participate.