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To put wine and chocolate in the food bank?

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GrannyHeadology Wed 20-Sep-17 09:33:09

Ours don't accept alcohol but I always put treats like chocolate and biscuits in. Just because someone has found themselves in crap situation it shouldn't mean that they can't even have a treat

margaritasbythesea Wed 20-Sep-17 09:30:58

I have put in chocolate in the past but apparently what they are really crying out for is things like nappies, tampax, soap and toilet paper so I usually do those.

I wouldn´t put in a miniature wine because I don´t think they would give it out but if I did I would put in a bottle.

Crunchymum Wed 20-Sep-17 09:30:57

I always put in a few quid worth of chocolate / biscuits (as well as the usual staples)

Am skint myself but make sure I add a few bits to the weekly shop and then bung them in when I have a bag full.

Cameblackbenzleftwhite1 Wed 20-Sep-17 09:30:34

That's a shame no wine, if I was ever to end up at a food bank that would really help.

I've worked in various charities and it is usually pretty obvious who is an alcoholic, so it's a shame the food bank staff can't use some discretion.

Ollivander84 Wed 20-Sep-17 09:30:26

I wouldn't put alcohol in but I have done
Biscuits
Cake bars
Chocolate
Cordial (mini squeeze ones)
Fruit juice (long life ones)
Microwave steam puddings + custard
Haribo and other sweets
Kids bath/shower/toothpaste

StealthPolarBear Wed 20-Sep-17 09:26:00

I usually put something like chocolate in too.

EngagedWithALeaf Wed 20-Sep-17 09:23:16

Ive worked at a food bank - as everyone else has said, big yes to treats and chocolate etc, but no alcohol is allowed.

EssentialHummus Wed 20-Sep-17 09:23:01

What ^they said. I regularly put in bogof chocs, everyone needs a little treat when times are tough.

CantChoose Wed 20-Sep-17 09:21:58

spotted is right about the alcohol. But chocolate is fine. I usually or a few 'treats' in. And always do advent calendars and Easter eggs.

Cameblackbenzleftwhite1 Wed 20-Sep-17 09:21:52

I think it's a fab idea.

I always try to give some luxury's to the food bank, if I like them then I'm sure the people that receive them do.

Some people taking the donations do look at you funny if you give anything other than the basic stuff. But I wouldn't eat the basic stuff so won't buy it for others.

Oogle Wed 20-Sep-17 09:21:49

I wouldn't put alcohol in to be honest but I always put chocolate and biscuits in, as well as toiletries.

Crumbs1 Wed 20-Sep-17 09:21:25

They'll use the chocolate but probably not the wine - but kind idea.

SpottedGingham Wed 20-Sep-17 09:20:19

I suspect that the food banks won't give people alcohol.

Nunyabusiness Wed 20-Sep-17 09:19:02

Picked up a miniature white wine and a 5 pack of twirls, husband was aghast. My view is that people who are struggling to feed their families wouldn't have funds for such treats.

(I did also put tinned fruit and veg in, by the way!)

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