21 May

Backpack Buddies

I am working with a local first school and the Bay Foodbank on a pilot project which is big in the USA but has yet to reach the UK. The idea is to provide a child or young person with a bag of snacks to take home from school at the weekend, in order to address food insecurity.

There are plenty of volunteering opportunities to hold a food donation drive, raise awareness of the scheme and to prepare the bags each week. I am now seeking donations of food and snacks which will be sorted with volunteers at ‘Packing Parties’. If anyone has any tote bags or draw-string sports bags to donate I would be hugely grateful for them.

Download flyer here.

If you have any questions or want to get involved feel free to ask!

Kind regards,

Rebecca Southern

Supported Volunteering Development Officer

(Please note I work part-time, typically Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday)

North Tyneside Voluntary Organisations Development Agency (VODA, Queen Alexandra Campus, Hawkeys Lane, North Shields, NE29 9BZ

Find our precise location here: https://map.what3words.com/needed.sums.raced

Tel: (0191) 643 2637

E-mail: rebecca.southern@voda.org.uk

Web: www.voda.org.uk