Donate Your Unused Food This Winter And Change Lives With A Reverse Advent Calendar - The Directory Group

Donate your unused food this winter and change lives with a reverse advent calendar…

Donate your unused food this winter and change lives with a reverse advent calendar…

Winter can be a hard season for everyone, but it’s particularly difficult for many local families who struggle to make ends meat and have no idea where their next meal will come from. Here at The Directory Group, we want to help those in need, and we’re hoping you’ll join us in providing local families and food banks with food boxes this year. Last year we collected 150 reverse advent boxes, let’s see if we can top that this year! Just a few jars and tins from your cupboard will make a huge difference in providing a reverse advent calendar.

What is a reverse advent calendar?

Unlike the chocolate advent calendar we see at Christmas, reverse advent calendars are designed to give something back to those less fortunate. Each day, you add a non-perishable food item to the box/basket until you have 24 items ready to donate to those less fortunate.

How to take part?

Taking part is simple. All you need is a sturdy box/basket, and then each day leading up to Christmas you add a new item. The idea is that you add 24 items, just like an advent calendar.

What to include?

When planning your box, think of stable foods that will feed a family. Items such as tinned and jarred food (including meat), pasta, rice, biscuits, UHT milk, baby formula, fruit juice, and anything else that has a long shelf life (no fresh goods please).

Once your box is completed, drop off your box to our office at 1 Viceroy Court, Bedford Rd, Petersfield GU32 3LJ, or we can arrange to pick this up if you can’t get to us.  Email if you have any questions or call 01730 260746. We will then donate all the boxes to local food banks and families in need. Last drop off/collection date 20th December.

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, and Meon Valley