I don’t care what your politics are but I’m pretty certain most of us agree that people who are using food banks rather they weren’t. I’d also say most of us if not all would agree that the children of adults who are using food banks aren’t ‘to blame’ for their parent’s ‘predicament’. Imagine being a kid this Xmas and knowing times are hard and money is tight at your house? It’s hard for them and it’s hard for Mum and Dad.
Last year a few of us via Twitter and Facebook and that did something dead simple. During November we went out and encouraged others to go out and buy Advent Calendars (in bulk if possible – if not maybe just an extra one with your weekly shop?) The thought being that the last thing skint parents who had to go to food banks would be doing is buying one of these. They’re part of Xmas for the kids (and some adults) in my family – a little thing we can do can put a smile on a kids face and maybe Mum’s and/or Dad’s too.
So what do you reckon?
Can you do this?
Will you share this?
Let’s aim that every kid has an Advent Calendar this year. Oh and if you are still undecided just google your local food bank. It’ll be closer than you think. Thanks – let’s do this. #adventcalendar2014