Christmas 2022: How to donate clothes and food this season | Popgen Tech
With the holiday season just around the corner and many unable to afford basic things like food and clothing, some are looking for ways to help those most in need.
Christmas is an expensive time of year and with the cost of living crisis eating away at people’s savings, more people may be turning to charity to stay afloat.
However, there is a way people can help those most in need this Christmas.
Donating food and old clothes can be a great way to give back to the community.
Where to donate clothes and food for Christmas
There are a number of charities that accept food and unwanted clothing:
The British Heart Foundation, the Salvation Army and Oxfam collect and sell unwanted items, using the proceeds to support projects.
Donations can be made by visiting your nearest charity shop, visiting your nearest clothes bank (or rubbish tip) to drop off items, or through organized collections and charity bag schemes
There are many other groups around the country that accept unwanted clothes, so keep an eye out for charities you want to support.
To find out more about the charities mentioned, visit the Oxfam, Salvation Army and British Heart Foundation websites.
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Food is another item that charities desperately need to help those in need at the UK’s largest food bank network, with the Trussell Trust reporting an 81% increase in demand for its services in 5 years.
Fortunately, donating is easy with supermarket collection points across the country and the ability to donate items in person to your nearest food bank.
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Charities such as the Trussell Trust and FareShare also accept cash donations, with the latter offering a service for businesses to donate surplus food to food banks.
To find out more about the charities, visit the Trussell Trust and FareShare websites.