Please give what you can to help those in need this Christmas

Published Tuesday, 14th November 2017
Christmas food appeal
Food for People in Crisis annual Christmas Appeal

Rotherham’s Food for People in Crisis (FiC) Partnership has launched its annual Christmas Appeal.

Rotherham residents and businesses are being asked to help where they can by donating food and toiletry items at various public donation points throughout the borough, or by making a monetary donation to the appeal.

The FiC Partnership consists of a number of organisations working across Rotherham to help people deal with crisis situations by providing them with food, whether it’s a parcel to take home or a cooked meal, as well as other forms of support and help.

Shafiq Hussain, Deputy CEO at Voluntary Action Rotherham and Chair of the FiC Partnership said: “Christmas is a time for giving and we know that Rotherham people are generous and caring about others less fortunate than themselves.  The partnership raised over £3,000 last year and every penny is spent on supporting people in crisis in our community. These kind gestures make a real difference to the lives of those most in need.”

Confirmed public donation points for non-perishable, in-date, food and toiletry items are:

•    Aston Library and Customer Service Centre
•    Aston Park Fire Station
•    Dearne Fire Station
•    Dinnington Library and Customer Service Centre
•    Maltby Customer Service Centre
•    Maltby Fire Station
•    Rawmarsh Library and Customer Service Centre
•    Rotherham Fire Station
•    Rotherham Council - Riverside House 
•    Rotherham Council - Town Hall
•    Swinton Library and Customer Service Centre
•    Rotherham Advertiser, Wellgate
•    The Lifewise Centre, Hellaby
•    Voluntary Action Rotherham offices
•    Wath Community Library
•    Wickersley Community Centre and Library

If you would like to request a donation box to collect food and/or toiletry donations at your place of work or event, please contact the FiC Partnership. Donation points will be active until Monday 4 December 2017.

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, you can also do this by cheque or bank transfer. Cheques should be made payable to: ‘People in Need (VAR)’ and sent to Voluntary Action Rotherham, The Spectrum, Coke Hill, Rotherham, S60 2HX. To make a bank transfer, please ask your bank to send your donation to ‘People in Need (VAR)’, account number: 20298847, sort code: 60-83-01.

Email FiC to request a donation box