I know everyone's thoughts and prayers will be the families in Connecticut x
It's the lead up to Christmas and I'm not feeling particularly Christmassy and if it wasn't for our son I don't think I'd even bother with the tree, mean I know. I think it's the realization that Christmas is expensive and we're encouraged to spend money we don't have and then spend the whole of January broke and wondering what we'd spent it on!
We don't need anything for Christmas and with our budgeting we are busy paying down our debt.We thought that maybe we would give a donation to a national charity however in our town a Foodbank has just opened, it was an eye-opener to Mr M and I, despite our job roles, that there was a need for this service locally.
‘Every church should consider a foodbank’ Steve Chalke MBE, founder of Oasis, Stop the Traffik and Faithworks
Trussell Trust are the driving force behind the foodbanks and their website gives details of local churches running the the scheme.
They give you a shopping list, all long life items that are meal time staples:
Tinned tomatoes,soup,vegetables and fish
Pasta and rice
UHT milk and juice
Sugar, teabags and coffee
We decided that we would spend our Christmas money on buying the items instead of presents. Then we had the idea of asking work colleagues and Facebook friends to see if they wold join in too. So far we have had a great response and should be able to take a fair few bags down to the church.
Do you have foodbanks where you are? x