keep it local

Thursday 4th July: So what is in a Raft Foundation food parcel ? Firstly how we bring the parcel together and deliver is very different . All the items come from the incredible support and donations from individuals, faith/community groups, schools, children's centres and businesses throughout the Rossendale area. All donations are centrally coordinated within Rossendale and delivered by colleague volunteers within a 48 hour referral window to individuals/couples and families within the Rossendale valley only. Uniquely we provide: 1 weeks food for an individual, couple or family 1 week food parcels especially designed for individuals who are homeless or rough sleeping to provide up to two days needs at a time. Containing: Fresh fruit and vegetables Fresh bread Spread Fresh milk Cheese Breakfast cereal/oats/muesli Tinned carbohydrates and protein Pasta and or rice Tinned fish Tinned fruit and desserts Personal hygiene products (soap, tooth paste, toilet paper) Children's /family specific items: Juice, crisps, biscuits Our food parcels are as a reaction to those in crisis need only. From receipt of the food parcel request through to delivery our colleague volunteers offer assistance to the individual, couple or family directing them to as well as assisting partner agencies who can offer further specific support and aim towards self help and a resolution of the crisis need.