Festive hand-made gifts on sale at community pantry

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Fri 15th December 2023

A community support organisation in Derbyshire has a number of fantastic festive gifts for sale.
The volunteer team at the Loaves and Fishes Pantry Shop, which is situated at the Alfreton Christian Centre, have some lovely Christmas items which have been donated to them.
The pantry shop has been open for just over a year and on average supports around 20 households a week.
The initiative, which relies on donations from the community, hosted a Christmas Quiz on Saturday, December 9, and raised £130 for the cause from the quiz, raffle and craft items that were sold during the event.
Now, the Loaves and Fishes team are selling the remainder of the donated crafts items to raise even further funds.
Danielle Burton, at Loaves and Fishes, said: “We had a load of wonderful raffle prizes on offer at our quiz and a table full of Christmas craft items for sale.
“We have some of those Christmas items still available, if anyone would like to purchase them.
“All are £1 each. If you would like something, please message our Facebook page.”
The remaining items for sale include: hand-made greetings cards, hand-sewn Christmas tree decorations as well cute little Owlsand Hedgehog toys.
Meanwhile, the team at Loaves and Fishes Pantry have issued their latest ‘shopping list’ for donations.
A spokesman said: “We are currently in need of cereal/cereal bars, long life milk, hot chocolate, squash, marmalade, tinned tomatoes, tinned fruit and shower gel.
“Anything is very gratefully received, even if it’s just a few items.”
Donations can be dropped off at the venue in Hall Street, The Pamper Hut on Mansfield Road in Alfreton or Grandma’s Kitchen Events on Town Street in Pinxton.
For further information about this kind-hearted initiative, go to here

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