21 Dec 2020

Salford Foodbank sets sights on three camels’ worth of donations this Christmas

With less than a week to go before Christmas the Salford Foodbank has set itself the target of raising 1.5 tonnes of food donations for families in need – for those feeling festive, that’s the equivalent in weight of three whole camels!

Thanks to the kindness of local residents, including Keith Walker from Boothstown, who collected a staggering 600kg of donations from generous neighbours, friends and family, the foodbank has now received over 1000kg of donations – or almost two camels.

Salford Foodbank has distributed a record number of food bank parcels throughout the pandemic. However, with demand set to increase over Christmas and into the new year they have vowed to keep the momentum going and reach the target.

MediaCityUK based Carbon Creative has transformed a deluxe shed at the popular ‘Box on the Docks’ open-air gallery and immersive art trail into a striking Salford Foodbank Giftbox collection point. Visitors to the trail and passers-by are being asked to drop-in an item such instant coffee, boil in a bag rice and pasta, jars of jam and sauces, seasonal chocolate boxes and toilet roll.

If you are not able to visit MediaCityUK but still wish to help them ‘over the hump’ of their donation goal, several community donation points have been set up across Salford to support the campaign including Moorside High School.