Friday 26 November 2021

Reverse Advent Calendar

A few years ago  I read about the Reverse Advent Calendar over at Tired but Crafty Mummy. The short version is, for every day in December you get a non perishable grocery item and put it in a box, and then donate it before Christmas. I havedone this annually since, and usually give it to a food pantry, however you could also approach refuges (Women's, men's or refugee centres) or with the flooding, possibly evacuated communities. Take your pick. This year I'm considering just unloading it in a street pantry, a number of which popped up near me during lockdown. There are so many people doing it tough this year.

I'm using the Food Pantry's web page suggestions of what to collect.
"We welcome all non-perishable pantry items that are in-date and personal hygiene and household items. A few key items include;

  • Deodorant, soap and body wash
  • Shampoo, conditioner and sanitarian items
  • Baby wipes and nappies
  • Dish washing liquid and detergent
  • Canned fruit, vegetable, soup and fish
  • Noodles, pasta, and rice
  • Baked beans and spaghetti
  • Baby food and formula
Please don’t feel limited to our suggestions – we accept non-perishable food, alcohol-free and tobacco-free donations."
So for now, when at the shops, I'm checking the specials and chucking a few extra items in the trolley...

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  1. What a wonderful thing to do. We do groceries at our local grocery store. One a week we each put in 10.00 to feed needy families.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Lydia. ♥

  2. we don't normally buy expensive gifts for each other but I have been grabbing the odd small thing at countdown every now and again.

  3. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

  4. ...during this season, giving is better than receiving! Thanks for hosting.

  5. Yes, Lydia, an excellent idea. I've contributed to the Bunnings effort this year. Christmas is about giving and sharing, even more so when people who really need a helping hand are concerned.

  6. PS: Thank you for hosting, Lydia. Your efforts are appreciated (the tiger snake was on a footpath in the Darebin Parklands)

  7. I love this idea! Visiting you from the good random fun link up.

  8. Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

  9. What a great thing to do- I will participate in our Food Bank here! Cheers!

  10. What a fab idea I'm impressed nice photos too :-)

    Have an adventtastic week 👍

  11. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!
    Thanks for sharing at

  12. This is truly wonderful. Thanks for sharing and MERRY CHRISTMAS & A BLESSED NEW YEAR!