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    • vikki_louise
    • By vikki_louise 10th Oct 17, 2:52 PM
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    Cheapest place for advents (anyone else want to donate to a food bank?)
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    Cheapest place for advents (anyone else want to donate to a food bank?) 10th Oct 17 at 2:52 PM
    I would like to donate a few advent calendars to a food bank this Christmas. I wondered the cheapest place to get them would be? Would like to be able to get as many as possible for my money. Also can’t decide whether to get a freefrom one or just a card one incase they have a child with allergies (I can’t imahine having to use a food bank as it is, let alone how much harder it would be if you have allergies)
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    • bettyboo71
    • By bettyboo71 10th Oct 17, 6:28 PM
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    It might be worth contacting the food bank that you'd be donating to, they can probably give you an idea of how many kids they usually support, and if any have allergies.
    Our food bank does get some donations of free-from things, but we only know that they need this if they specifically tell us when bags are prepared.
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    • By DufferDoris 11th Oct 17, 2:18 PM
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    Poundland have a good selection of Kinnerton chocolate ones, which are nut free This is a lovely idea, I will have to find out where our nearest food bank is.
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    • By LittleMrsThrifty 12th Oct 17, 8:18 AM
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    Last year Amazon did various 11 calendars for £9.99 - all Mars I think, Malteesees, Galaxy etc

    It's a lovely idea but I do worry that if a family is using a food bank, will they be able to buy Christmas dinner, Christmas presents etc? If Christmas is due to be very difficult I don't know if they would want the child counting down to it.
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