Church of England Diocese of Derby Glossop

Glossopdale Foodbank: Reverse Advent Calendar

1 Dec 2020, 10 a.m.

The Reverse Advent Calendar is a fun and easy way to help the Glossopdale Foodbank. You only need a box and a pen. Each day you add something to the box using the list of food and non-food items below. You can bring your donations to church every week or you can wait to the end of Advent. You can decorate the box, you can buy additional items – or you can skip some days if you cannot easily get the specified item.

How did the Reverse Advent Calendar start? And where did it come from? It’s a relatively recent idea developed to counter the commercialisation of Christmas. The idea is to concentrate on giving and helping, rather than on receiving. The idea has been adapted to help charities and foodbanks who are always under strain during the winter.

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W/b

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29<sup>th</sup> November

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6<sup>th</sup> December

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13<sup>th</sup> December

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20<sup>th</sup> December

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Sun

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Teabags (40s)

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Tinned Fruit

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Biscuits

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Dried Pasta

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Mon

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Breakfast Cereals

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Tinned Custard

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Tinned Spaghetti

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Soup

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Tue

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Rice

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Rice Pudding

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Tinned Meat

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Fruit Squash

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Wed

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Toiletries

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Tinned Sweetcorn

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Tinned Fish

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Jam

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Thu

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Sugar (500g)

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Tinned Potatoes

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Noodles

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Pasta Sauce

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Fri

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Long-life Milk

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Tinned Carrots

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Curry Sauce

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Instant Coffee

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Sat

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Tinned Meat Meals

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Tinned Peas

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Baked Beans

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Toiletries

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