Other means of supporting us

In the current economic climate, we appreciate that its not always possible to support us financially, but we have listed below a number of ways you can support us at NO cost to you -

Donate STAMPS

Collect all your used POSTAGE STAMPS trimmed with at least 1/4″  (6mm)  border left around each stamp/s. We can currently achieve £8.50/kg, so please get all your friends / families / churches / offices / schools etc., saving all their used stamps from their post, and forward to us.

They can be left at the Foodbank warehouse on collection delivery day (Tuesdays 9:30-16:00 & 19:30-21:00), or send them to our office at Hope Community Church (see ‘Contact us’ for address) clearly marked for Hinckley Area Foodbank.

 

Donate CLEAN & DRY TEXTILES for recycling. 

We can take:-

  • Adult/childrens clothes;
  • Paired shoes (with laces tied together, or by rubber bands, or bagged);
  • Hats;
  • Handbags etc;
  • Belts;
  • Curtains; towels; bed linen.

We are not able to take duvets, pillows, or soiled/dirty, or wet clothes, badged clothes or uniforms.

As with the stamps, bagged textiles can be left at the warehouse on Tuesdays, or Email us at info@hinckleyarea.foodbank.org.uk and we may be able to arrange to pick them up.

 

EasySearch

For everyone with a computer, a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone, EasySearch is a search engine which you can use like Google when looking for that website or information about anything, and every successful search you make raises 0.5p, multiply that by the number of searches you make during an average week, multiplied by the number of supporters who could register, and we can raise consistent income on a regular basis.   You simply search for Hinckley Foodbank on the EasySearch page, and save that page as one of your home pages.  Every search you then make will raise money for us, at no cost to you.

 

EasyFundraising

For anyone who buys goods or services online, be it groceries, car insurance, holidays, hotel accommodation, the list is endless. Connected with EasySearch, this site is ideal for anyone who buys goods or services online. You simply open the EasyFundraising page first making sure you have chosen Hinckley Foodbank as the charity, then search for the company that you want to buy goods from, then the product.

The companies will donate either a percentage of the cost, or a fixed amount at no extra cost to you, and sometimes with special deals / money off as well.

For example a night booked in a Travelodge for £34 –  Travelodge currently give a 2% donation – that’s a 68p donation for the foodbank at no extra cost to you.  If you order groceries on line from Sainsbury’s, they currently give a 50p donation for every order. As you can probably appreciate – these small donations add up, especially if they can be multiplied by more supporters.

[A couple of years ago, we changed our car insurer online, forgot to do it through EasyFundraising and missed a £40 donation!!]