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To anyone who has ever donated to a food bank...

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ThrowThoseCurtainsWide Thu 14-Mar-19 19:04:06

Thank you, thank you. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you flowers

The DCs and I left our family home this week. as we were fleeing domestic violence. It's been a really shitty week, but thanks to all of your food bank donations our cupboard looks like this. The volunteers there were so welcoming to me, gave me tea, checked I was okay and they're going to make sure there are some bits waiting for me next week that weren't available today.

I've been overwhelmed by the generosity of people. Friends of a friend have given us bags of toys.

If you ever lose your faith in mankind, remember that the kindness of strangers has provided food and happiness to my children this week. I couldn't be more grateful.

Thank you flowers

Fightthebear Thu 14-Mar-19 19:05:56

Very best of luck to you op.

Finfintytint Thu 14-Mar-19 19:06:31

That’s good to hear and so glad you are now safe.

jellymaker Thu 14-Mar-19 19:07:02

How lovely. Sounds daft but was it
OK food as our food bank asks for tinned meat which I hate

KaleidoscopeEyes Thu 14-Mar-19 19:08:25

So glad you're out. Very best of luck for your future ❤️

missmartini Thu 14-Mar-19 19:09:18

All the best OP! Glad you and your children are safe xxx

Chocolaterainbows Thu 14-Mar-19 19:09:21

Bless you op. I really hope things work out for you x flowers

madasamarchhare Thu 14-Mar-19 19:09:51

So glad you are safe and that these donations have made your life a little easier this week. Bless the people who volunteer and offer a kindly word and a cup of tea. It makes such a difference in shitty situations. Onwards and upwards for you, this time next year you will be in a much better place.

BlueMerchant Thu 14-Mar-19 19:13:05

How strong and brave.
Here's to new beginnings!brew

elephantoverthehill Thu 14-Mar-19 19:13:35

I've volunteered at a food bank and used to try to imagine the person the 'picks' were going to. So good to hear from a real life recipient and the best of luck for you and your DCs in your new life.

ChicCroissant Thu 14-Mar-19 19:15:05

Well done for getting away OP, wishing you and your children the very best of luck in your new life.

DoingTheBestICan Thu 14-Mar-19 19:15:22

That has really touched my heart op, I shall ensure that I buy something extra to pop in the bank this week.

Good luck in your future op.

UrsulaPandress Thu 14-Mar-19 19:16:44

What would you like to see from a food bank?

Fantina Thu 14-Mar-19 19:18:50

How much choice do recipients get? I know dietary requirements will be followed if at all possible but what about taste preferences? I always donate, often something that was destined for our house as I forget and have to pick something out of the trolley. Often something treat like that I realise we can do without!

Fantina Thu 14-Mar-19 19:19:26

Ps. I hope things continue to improve for you, OP!

Foodylicious Thu 14-Mar-19 19:22:43

Well done you for getting out and asking for the help you need and deserve star

MulderitsmeX Thu 14-Mar-19 19:23:02

Wonderful! So happy to see that lovely food smile

What bits give you that little pick me up? (Will note for next trip)

Wishing you all the best xx

Tolleshunt Thu 14-Mar-19 19:24:56

Well done for getting out, OP. I'm so glad you've been shown kindness.

rainbowruthie Thu 14-Mar-19 19:28:21

What a lovely thread, hope that all goes well for you now flowers

maxbabi Thu 14-Mar-19 19:28:53

You are a superstar. Thank you for sharing and making me feel better.
All the very best for the future to you and your family.

poppym12 Thu 14-Mar-19 19:29:51

I wish you and your children lots of happiness in your new life flowers

I tend to buy different things each week for ours but never know if it's what's really needed. Are fòod basics better than treat items?

HogMother Thu 14-Mar-19 19:29:57

❤️

Foo2 Thu 14-Mar-19 19:31:35

Wonderful! Well done Op, wishing you all the best

billybagpuss Thu 14-Mar-19 19:31:46

Good luck OP. flowers

I only tend to donate at Christmas because thats when they have the collection points out in supermarkets. Where do you go to donate at other times?

Spudina Thu 14-Mar-19 19:31:49

Good luck OP. Well done for getting away.

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