For a third year Rushcliffe residents are being asked to leave donations of non-perishable food and clothes out with their bin to help local homeless charity The Friary.
Last year local people donated an incredible 10 tonnes of goods that went directly to those in need who use their services.
Waste teams will collect the goods left on the edge of properties across the borough in line with collecting bins as usual from Monday January 7 to Friday January 11.
The Leader of the Council Cllr Simon Robinson said: “Thousands of residents have kindly donated tonnes of food and clothes in this way to this very worthwhile cause in recent years.
“We are appealing again to collect even more this time around in this post-Christmas period that gives vital support to people in need across the Borough and Nottingham.”
Residents should place items in carrier bags for the council to collect at the same time they place their grey or blue bin out for collections.
Food and clothes can also be deposited at the Council’s Customer Contact Centre on Rectory Road in West Bridgford.
The charity have asked wherever possible to donate items from their ‘most needed list’ below. These really help vulnerable people at this time of year.
Food and drink:
Drinks: Bottled water, cartons of juice, coffee tea.
Snacks: Nuts, seeds, crisps, cereal bars, chocolate bars, biscuits.
Tins: Fish, meat, puddings, fruit, custard and soup.
Hats, scarves, gloves, socks, mens’ jeans sizes (30,32 or 34 waist), boxer shorts (size medium), knickers (size 10-12), mens’ trainers (any sizes).
Rucksacks and sleeping bags.
Sam Crawford, Chief Executive of The Friary said: “We are very thankful to Rushcliffe Borough Council for again supporting us with this local initiative.
“We are reliant on our community to sustain the life-changing services which we deliver at the Friary, with 90% of our funding coming from the community, and we will be very grateful for any items residents and businesses can spare.
“The food and clothes from local residents will go directly to those in need and will help us to ensure that local people in crisis have their basic needs met, whilst we seek to assist them through to recovery and independence.”
Visit @theFriary88 on twitter, www.the-friary.org.uk or call 0115 982 5448 to find out more about the charity’s services, how to contact them or how you can become involved in supporting their work.