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Reverse Advent Calendar - Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance

The Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance (DF4TA) was set up at the start of the COVID pandemic to help tackle the immediate food poverty crisis in Derby. DF4TA partner with the Community Hub and 11 food banks around Derby to provide a holistic approach to food support. Last Christmas they delivered food parcels to 850 children across Derby, easing the burden for a lot of families. This Christmas they want to be able to do the same.

DF4TA are asking for donations of food and treats to help them reach their target of providing a happy holiday for every family in Derby. Whilst it would be great if they could get everything on the list from every family, they are realistic and appreciate any help that can be given. There are around 250,000 people in Derby – if everyone gave just one item DF4TA would have 250,000 items to distribute. The items that are donated must be of a quality you would be happy to receive – no broken/dented tins, out-of-date items, missing labels, etc. You can view the list here.

Deadline for donations collection is Thursday 9 December.

Please note you can always make arrangements with DF4TA for donations to be collected. Or items can be dropped off:

  • on Saturday 11 December between 1 – 3pm at Pride Park football stadium
  • or to Morrisons supermarket (Wheatcroft Way, Derby, DE21 4RY) – DF4TA food donation trolley

DF4TA will then distribute your donations equally throughout their foodbanks to ensure an even spread of support throughout the city.

Thank you for your help and support!