Did you know that one in five children are living in poverty in our Borough? To help those in need, we have been encouraging our residents and staff to help the less fortunate families and individuals in our Borough, by collecting items for 'Foodbank Friday.'
The Mayor, Councillor Paul Hamill and Chief Executive, Jacqui Dixon are both personally supporting this initiative and delivered the first batch of items donated, to Oasis one of the local foodbanks on behalf of the Council on Friday 8 September.
Our future foodbank Fridays are planned as follows:
Date for items to be donated by: Friday 24 November
Foodbank: Newtownabbey Foodbank, Carnmoney Presbyterian Church
Date for items to be donated by: Friday 2 March
Foodbank: Whiteabbey Presbyterian Church (Storehouse Project)
Date for items to be donated by: Friday 11 May
Foodbank: JAM (Jesus and Me) Store, 1st Randalstown Presbyterian Church
How can I help?
If you wish to donate non-perishable foods including tins of soup or tins of meat, packets of pasta or rice, tea or coffee, cereals, dried fruit or soup mix, jams and preserves, nappies and toiletries, please leave them at Antrim Civic Centre, Mossley Mill or any of our Leisure Centres.