Freeland Food Bank
Freeland now has its own Food Bank!
In response to people's requests, and in the current crisis, we have now set up a box behind the bus shelter by the village hall that will be the food bank.
This has been set up for Freeland residents only and will run purely on a trust and honesty basis, so please don’t abuse it.
PLEASE, only take things that you genuinely need.
Remember, whilst we are fortunate enough to live in an affluent village, we also have many key workers amongst us who are more than likely struggling to get the food they need after long, exhausting shifts.
We can only accept non-perishable food items such as rice, pasta, tins, jars of sauce, packet mixes, long life cartons of juice etc. We cannot accept any fresh food including bread.
Please ensure all items left in the box are well within their use-by/best-before date as this box will only be checked on an ad hoc basis.
You can also donate additional items such as toiletries and sanitary products, toilet roll (must be wrapped for hygiene reasons and to ensure it does not get damp), cleaning supplies, disposable cutlery, paper plates and bowls – but no clothing, toys, textiles or small electrical goods.
PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE AND AFTER USING.
PLEASE ALSO WIPE ANY DONATIONS WITH AN ANTI-BAC WIPE (OR DISINFECT) BEFORE PLACING THEM IN THE BOX.
PLEASE ALSO ENSURE THE LID OF THE BOX IS REPLACED SECURELY AS RAINWATER RUNS OFF THE TOP OF THE BUS SHELTER ONTO THESE BOXES!
Place your items in the box and give yourself some credit for doing something lovely for your community!
Someone, somewhere in this village will be so grateful for your generosity.
A note about this will appear in the next Grapevine, so if anyone can spare a few items to go in, please do start donating. I've kicked it off with a few items to get us started!
Thanks everyone! Let's see how this goes!
Fruit/Veg swap shop
I've also been advised today that Freeland Nurseries is also doing a fresh fruit and veg swap shop, so if you have an excess of any type of fresh fruit or veg and need an alternative, please go along to the Freeland Nurseries during their opening hours and they will be very pleased to assist you!
Opening hours are Mon -Sat, 9.00am - 5.00pm, Sunday’s 9.30am-5.00pm.
66 Broadmarsh Lane, Freeland, OX29 8QR