This cracking charity was set-up in 2008 to help enable street children in Jinja, Uganda to go to school and prosper.
A small amount of money goes along way – as little as £15 per month can transform a child’s life. We love this charity as 100% of all money donated to 1moreChild goes to tackle the problem. There are no western overheads, admin costs or wastage. The money can make an enormous difference to 1moreChild and enable them to take many more children out of the slum.
For more information about 1moreChild please visit 1moreChild.org
North Bristol Foodbank
How the foodbank works
Food is donated
Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank. All food given out by foodbanks is donated.
‘Supermarket Collections’ are one of the main ways that food is donated: These are food drives held at supermarkets where volunteers give shoppers a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item or two for local people in crisis.
Food is sorted and stored
Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need.
Three days’ emergency food was given 3188 times by North Bristol Foodbank in 2014-15, compared to 2808 in 2013-14
Frontline care professionals identify people in need
Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.
Clients receive food
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank outlet where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem
More details can be found at http://northbristol.foodbank.org.uk/