Help to fill the Food Bank

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Help to stock up the community food bank with a reverse advent concept.
During the past two years we have seen the financial constraints and economic decline in our community due to factors such as retrenchments and unemployment, inflation, the drought and higher living costs.
These have led to a sharp rise locally of families in need.
The Bulletin, in conjunction with FAMSA, a registered non-profit organisation, is embarking on a project with a difference to help stock up the Highveld Social Service Centre’s food bank before the holiday season.
The project will run from 1 November to 1 December.
The food bank supplies food parcels to families and individuals who are registered at the various local welfare organisations.
In this way, the distribution destination can be monitored to ensure that donations do reach the intended people.
What makes this project different?
An advent calendar requires that one opens a small gift or card each day leading up to Christmas.
With this project you will follow a concept of “reverse advent calendars”.
Each day you have to place a grocery item into a cardboard box, beginning on 1 November.
You may add items such as non-perishable food (grains, pastas and rice, canned food, soup powders, sugar, coffee and tea, flour, peanut butter etc) and toiletries such as toothpaste, washing powder, soap and toilet paper.
If you wish to participate, but have no means to transport the boxes, do not stress.
The Bulletin will collect all your boxes.
You ring, we collect.
Contact Elmarie van Huyssteen on 017 634 8312 or 082 461 3821.
Follow these easy steps:
1. Collect a free box from Boxes to Go at Secunda Picture Framers (at Lake Umuzi)
2. Place an item in the box each day
3. Return your filled box to Boxes to Go by 1 December
4. Challenge others to do the same
What’s in it for you?
• The school, organisation and company that fill the most boxes will each win advertisement space worth R8 000 respectively in The Bulletin.
It will be totally up to you to decide if you want to use the entire amount on one advert (half page), or break it up into smaller adverts over a longer period.
• The winning company will also win a year’s free advertisements worth R12 500 from Drs TV Ads, with compliments from Pregasen Pillay.

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