Welcome to The Raft Foundation We are a constituted community group formed in 2012 to serve and support the community of Rossendale, Lancashire. Our projects to date include the only Rossendale based foodbank service. This has been achieved through the incredible support of our colleague volunteers, faith and community groups right across Rossendale as well as from our amazing business community who continually support what we do.

The Raft Foundation Hardmans Business Centre New Hall Hey Rawtenstall BB4 6HH Telephone:07874 206854

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Christmas is coming and everyone at Raft will continue working until Christmas doing what we can to ensure everyone referred receives, not just a food parcel but also seasonal extras plus at least one gift for every child and adult in households we deliver to

There are already some amazing folk planning some wonderful and FREE Community meals across the Valley.

Reasons people go along will vary, one thing is sure.

A warm welcome in a range of beautiful community spaces, an opportunity to share and enjoy wonderful and lovingly cooked food, good company and time together

Urgent Needs List December 2018

Tinned meat such as ham and corned beef, coffee, tea, sugar, cereal, cupasoup, milk puddings such as rice & custard, long life milk, pasta sauce and fish . At Christmas we try to include meat for Christmas dinner and all year round adapt parcels to meet dietary requirements including vegan, vegetarian, gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance and others. Essential toiletries & hygiene items such as toilet roll, toothpaste, soap, shower gel, sanitary towels, shaving gel, deoderant, Household cleaning items such as washing liquid, soap powder / tablets are amazingly appreciated by families Seasonal additions for Christmas are so amazingly appreciated. Advent calendars to provide to children in families up to December 1st . In December we try to include a selection box or Christmas chocolate gift for every child and adult. Gifts for all ages are passed on, lovingly wrapped, after picking to match age and gender. With toiletries in such short supply gift boxes of toiletries are especially appreciated to be lovingly wrapped and delivered with a christmas chocolate treat Last but not least. The four legged and feathered family members matter too. Donations of pet food are passed on to neighbours near you, every week, almost as quickly as received

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