Christmas may not be what we’re expecting this year because of the Covid restrictions, but it could be more than some in Aberdeen are expecting, thanks to ACF.
With Christmas just a few short weeks away it’s time for our annual Hamper Appeal, the time when we make up (mainly) food hampers for distribution to some in need in the City. The impact of Covid-19 means there is a greater impetus for such an appeal this year, as more families are experiencing job loss, lower wages, poverty. The resultant pressure will only add to the stressful time that Christmas has become in the 21st Century, as the coming of the Prince of Peace is side-lined by consumerism.
This Christmas, because of the imposed Covid restrictions, Hampers will be the main outreach activity of ACF, so a booklet ‘The Real Christmas’ will be included in every hamper. We do what we should and what we can, leaving the rest to our Sovereign God. Can you help? Will you help? Here’s how.
ACF will be open to receive your donation between 10am and 12 noon on Saturday’s 21st and 28th November, and Saturday 5 December. Social distancing will be adhered to as you drop off your donation outside the building. Volunteers will wipe down bags before taking the goods inside, where they will be safely stored. Bags will be returned outside if required.
If you are unable to get to ACF, volunteers can come to your home and pick up your donation. Simply let us know when, from the dates above, and where to come to, by contacting the office on 07307 654 996 or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org Please be aware that the usual distancing guidelines must be adhered to.
If you are unable to get any shopping done, but would like to support this outreach, you can donate via the button below Food stuffs will be purchased on your behalf and added to the other donations.
What to choose to donate
Christmas present buying can be a nightmare, especially for men, as we never have a clue, and usually miss the hints dropped. So, to help both the male and female of the species, here’s a starter for ten.
Pasta, Pasta sauce, Rice (microwave packets or bags) noodles, Cereal variety packs or smaller boxes, Porridge (instant and packets of porridge oats) Sugar, Salt, Mayonnaise, Tomato sauce, Christmassy cakes/ biscuits, sweets
Macaroni, Spaghetti, Hoops, Meatballs, Mince, Chilli, Chicken, Ham , Corned beef, Curry, Tuna, Salmon,
Pineapple, Pears, Oranges, Fruit cocktail, Apple, Custard, Rice
Soups (either tinned or packet), Vegetables, peas, beans carrots
Diluting juice, Schloer, Small cartons of Apple /Orange
Single Mums and Babies-:
Baby toiletries-e.g. shampoo, baby bath wash, baby lotion, baby wipes, nappy sacks, jars/packets of baby food, small toys. No talcum powder or cotton buds, and no sweets for the babies (sweets are ok for the mums though!).
Mums- body spray, shampoo and conditioner, shower gel, deodorant, body lotion.
Brian, on behalf of the Local Impact Team.
To support our Christmas Hamper appeal click below