December 29, 2017 at 2:46 pm #166elly7 Posts
Every year we get bombarded with biscuits/chocolates etc that just dont get eaten..I’ve eaten my body weight in quality streets the last few days and i’ve had enough!
what do you do with it all?! Is there any charities I could take it to?
my local food bank doesnt want any other items except those listed on their website.
I really dont want it to go to waste!December 29, 2017 at 2:46 pm #167sammy18 Posts
Many many charities will take it. Big supermarkets usually have a box at the exit. Worst comes to worst, there appear to be locusts at most yards.December 29, 2017 at 2:47 pm #168katykaty7 Posts
I’m surprised your foodbank wouldn’t take unopened items, all our local ones cry out for nice biscuits/chocs alongside the long life and tinned stuff. Maybe try any smaller ones? Church run maybe?
I’ll be taking a tin of chocs to work, where they’ll disappear, or failing that, there’s a couple of shops that I’m friendly with the staff, so they’ll go to them.December 29, 2017 at 2:47 pm #169beth6 Posts
What about a Homeless charity or night shelter? They seem to like donations of cakes and goodies. I had a good clear out of stuff, smellies, sleeping bags, biscuits and anything else that I thought would be useful.December 29, 2017 at 2:48 pm #170dave17 Posts
I’m surprised they won’t take unopened packages of nice chocolates and biscuits. It’s not like they go off quickly.
This charity has a network of food banks you could try.
I usually take stuff up the Yard or into work and that gets rid if it pretty quickly as CT said.December 29, 2017 at 2:49 pm #171muhammad2 Posts
Just take them in to work and let the gannets there get them or your local mosque. I hate giving stuff to charity may get in the hands of someone who doesn’t deserve it.December 29, 2017 at 2:50 pm #172December 29, 2017 at 5:06 pm #176don10 Posts
I am shocked your local foodbanks and food kitchens etc won’t take them, ours are desperate for anything useable
As suggested, drop them into a Supermarket Food Bin, save them for when you next fancy something, take them to work/yard.
Even some old peoples homes will take and appreciate unopened and in date products (most will still be perfectly safe long past BBE date)
Give them to me, I got nothing!!!!! (No,d on’t give them to me)December 29, 2017 at 5:07 pm #177dave17 Posts
Foodbanks really don’t take luxury items, such a shame as we have loads here they could have. If there is a local refuge or similar they might?December 29, 2017 at 5:07 pm #178adam4 Posts
Our local food bank were on the radio before Christmas saying it was lovely to receive things that were not staple foods as they receive tons of baked beans and pasta but not the “nice to have” stuff – worth trying a different food bank.December 29, 2017 at 5:08 pm #179horseface2 Posts
I donated fancy tea and brandy butter from last year’s hamper this year to the food bank among other stuff. They were still within date don’t worry!
This year we got given a hotel chocolate hamper, most has a long shelf life, but some I’m giving away as we’ll never get rid of it all (like a solid chocolate wreath!)December 29, 2017 at 5:09 pm #180carl4 Posts
Food banks have a list of staples that they particularly need for those who cannot afford to feed themselves or their families but usually welcome luxury items as well. They will organise distribution of luxuries separately from staples, so that no-one is left trying to make a meal from biscuits and chocolate.December 29, 2017 at 5:10 pm #181elly7 Posts
Food banks have a list of staples that they particularly need for those who cannot afford to feed themselves or their families but usually welcome luxury items as well. They will organise distribution of luxuries separately from staples, so that no-one is left trying to make a meal from biscuits and chocolate.
ah okay! maybe i’ll email them, I just assumed as the website is pretty clear with ‘this is what we need!’, the other one local to me said they were not taking any donations at all!
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