Oasis Academies in South Grimsby make over 100 Christmas hampers to help most vulnerable families
Volunteers and staff at Oasis Academies Nunsthorpe and Wintringham are working all out to make 100 Christmas Hampers for local families in the Nunthorpe, Bradley Park and Grange areas of South Grimsby who are finding it hard to make ends meet this Christmas.
The academies and its Community Hub received funding of £1,000 from Greggs National Breakfast Scheme plus donations of food from food poverty charities Fare Share and HIS Church. Fifty local families will receive hampers this week and again on Christmas Eve. Local organisation, the Blue Light Brigade have offered to deliver the food parcels.
Michelle Doner, Hub Leader at Oasis Hub South Grimsby said "We were delighted to get selection boxes for children from Cleethorpes Rotary Club and some fantastic toys, such as skateboards, helmets and headphones, from the ‘Toys4Joy’ charity."
"We’ve had a food project here for a few years, but demand has now surged. At least now people feel they can say openly “we are struggling” whereas last year, families would have been embarrassed to ask for help with food."
There’s still time to donate to the hamper campaign at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/oasis-grimsby-christmas-food-appeal