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This week, I treated myself to a copy of the Christmas edition of the Goodhousekeeping magazine.  How I have missed it!

One of the articles that stayed with me was how due to the current economic climate so many in our country are reliant on food banks.

To my shame, it is only in recent years that I have become a regular contributor to our local food bank.  These days I buy our share of the food bank contribution when I do my monthly grocery shopping online.  I set aside  a small budget of £10 each month and buy the items that are urgently needed by the foodbanks – there is a list of urgent items required on their website.

I wanted to make sure that it costs me something so I started removing £10 worth of non essential items (like a nice box of chocolates etc) from my online shopping basket.  Initially it was very difficult but now it is a lot easier even though I still feel the pinch!!!

Below is the link for the Trussell Trust who organise the foodbanks.  Maybe you are already a contributor, if not I hope you will be able to play a role no matter how big or small not just this Christmas but on a regular basis.

Disclaimer: I am not paid by the Trussell trust to promote them.