A number of fantastic organisations in our city are distributing food to those in need, including The Active Wellbeing Society, Birmingham Real Junk Food Project and our Foodbanks. But they need our help. West Midlands Police are helping to coordinate the #FeedBirmingham initiative so that we can all keep these groups supplied with what they need.
There are two main ways in which you can help out.
Option 1: Put a cardboard box outside your front door that your community can put non-perishable items such as pasta, jars of sauces, cereals etc into. The aim is to have a box in every street in Birmingham. Once full, the boxes can be delivered to St Mary and St Ambrose Church on Pershore Road on Fridays between 11am-2pm or email email@example.com for the box to be picked up.
It is important that you share details on social media with as many people as possible about your collection point and encourage donations of tinned and dried food only, not fresh food.
Option 2: Do you have access to a van/large vehicle and would be willing to collect boxes of food from people’s homes or other locations and take them to the main collection point in Edgbaston. If you have access to a van, (and you are covered for this use by your insurance company whilst volunteering) please let West Midlands Police know if you haven’t done so already at firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information can be found at www.feedbirmingham.org where you can download leaflets and posters. West Midlands Police are encouraging volunteers to decorate their boxes and colour in the posters with children, you can send pictures of your boxes and posters to email@example.com and they will share them on social media.