It is a sad reality of life that unfortunately, for some people, foodbanks can be an absolute lifeline. Foodbanks rely on donations and the support from local communities – there are ten foodbanks in the Knowsley area alone.

Foodbanks can struggle with keeping stock of certain food items, especially in the run up to Christmas. The Big Help Project (Knowsley Foodbank), a Knowsley based registered charity have decided to run a “Reverse Advent Calendar”, to appeal to the public for contributions to help people who find themselves in food crisis during the winter months. The scheme commences on Monday 5th November, and will run over a 25 day period, during which time the public will be able to donate either a food item, an item of their choice or make a cash donation.

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The Big Help Project will also be launching a new scheme, “Stop Knowsley Period Poverty”, whereby free sanitary products will be available to women across the Knowsley area.  The scheme is due to commence on Monday 5th November, and from this date women and girls can call into any of the ten foodbanks, charity shops or food clubs situated throughout Knowsley, and ask for sanitary products free of charge, and as often as required.

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Maxwell Hodge Solicitors are pleased to announce that they will be supporting both the “Reverse Advent Calendar” Christmas Appeal and the “Stop Knowsley Period Poverty” during November. Knowsley Foodbank said it can be difficult to gain donations from both businesses and individuals, and are delighted that Maxwell Hodge have agreed to help support their campaigns, and are sure others will want to support this too.

If you would like to make a donation, you can drop your item or items in at any of Maxwell Hodge’s eight branches across Liverpool and the Wirral, up until midday on Wednesday 28th November. Any donations would be gratefully received. Many thanks