Reverse Advent Calendar 2017

Posted: 19th Jan 2018

Reverse Advent Calendar

For the second year running we decided to run the reverse advent calendar initiative in the office. Members of both Centric and VSM donated 1 item per person for the 24 days leading up to Christmas.


The huge selection of food and personal hygiene items were delivered to the Milton Keynes Foodbank who were clearly very busy receiving donations from other offices who had run similar initiatives.

When donating to any foodbank it is always advisable to check what items they are most in need of, this helps to ensure that items are able to be distributed within their ‘best before’ date range and prevents overstocked items going to waste.

We received the following letter of thanks from the Food Bank:

Dear Centric Team,

Thank you for your recent donation of food items in support of the Food Bank.  Your support is greatly appreciated and enables us to continue to help those who are facing hard times in our area.

Your donation helps us to continue to meet the needs of families and individuals, and ensure they can move from crisis to sustainability. Food vouchers can be obtained from professional agencies like Citizens Advice, Milton Keynes and local Councils, children and family centres.

Our service helped ‘Amy’- a single mother of three who sustained an accident at work and was unable to support herself and her children on statutory sick pay alone. With the support of Food Bank she was able to feed her family until she recovered and returned to work.

Thank you again for your generous donation – together we really can make a difference!

Thank you Centric, landlords, and everyone who’s played a part in establishing this fantastic community resource in Brighton. You’ve made a crucial difference to the development of our charity and the health and well-being of a large number of people in need

Gary Pargeter
Project Manager Lunch Positive