Glossopdale food bank’s advent calendar with a differenceGlossopdale’s food bank has come up with an advent calendar with a difference to boost Christmas supplies.

You don’t open a flap and pull out a chocolate with the Bare Necessities version!

You make a box with lots of spaces and put an item of food in every day.

Then when the four weeks of Advent are over, take the goodies to Bare Necessities.

Co-ordinator Charlotte Mendes-Kelly, who dreamed up the idea, said: “Our local communities are so generous and in making a commitment to an Advent Calendar in Reverse is a really good way of donating food.

“It ensures that our food stocks are ready to respond to the heavy demand over Christmas and during the winter.

“It’s a simple and effective way of making a valuable contribution to our food bank.

“It’s always lovely for children and families to have an Advent Calendar, which reminds them of Christmas approaching.

“If this is reversed, giving rather than receiving, it will mean so much to those whose own lives are undergoing stress and who are unable to buy food during this festive time.”

For more information call Charlotte on 01457 852153 or take your box to the Gamesley Children Centre, Melandra Castle Road, Gamesley.