Did you know in the last 12 months there has been an increase of 170% of people using Food Banks in the UK, with over 340,000 people receiving emergency three day food packs?

 

This is quite a shock especially when you dig deeper and realise that 126,000 were children.  That is approximately the same number of emergency food packs that were given out in total in the previous 12 months.

 

Just a reminder while you a taking that in that it is the UK only and not some far off land that is suffering from the terrible effects of a drought or war.

 

Mars Food UK has decided to make The Trussell Trust Foodbank Network their new Charity partner.

 

The first challenge to CGC members is to come up with recipes using the ingredients from the list below – all that is needed is the ingredients list and a brief method. The deadline is June 15th. For every recipe submitted Mars Food UK will donate an emergency food box to a local food bank.

 

Please send to: sarah.gray@effem.com and follow the progress of this campaign at @MarsFS_UK

 

Item

Allocation

Cereal

1 Medium

Soup (Can/packet)

2 Standard

Beans/Spaghetti in sauce

2 Standard

Tomatoes/Pasta Sauce

2 Standard

Vegetables

2 Standard

Meat

2 Standard

or Vegetarian

2 Standard

Fish

2 Standard

Fruit

2 Standard

Rice Pudding/Custard

1 Standard

Biscuits

1 Med PK

Sugar

500g

Pasta/Rice/Noodles

1kg

Tea or Coffee

80 Bags

Juice

1 Carton

Milk UHT/Powder

1 Carton/Pkt

 

 

Extra treats when available

 

Sauces

1

Chocolate/Snack

1

Jam

1

 

Could you survive on this?  How would you survive on this?