The Lewes Pound Donate a drinkThe Lewes Pound was delighted to be able to give out LP1780 to food bank users in the run-up to Christmas. This enabled them to have a small treat or buy  something special rather than relying solely on the contents of a food bank parcel.

Most of this money was raised via the Aviva Community Fund. We set a target of £1000 and actually raised £1100. Furthermore we were thrilled to be told that because Donate-a-Drink meets one of their key priorities around financial inclusion they would be giving us another £1400. This has now arrived in our bank account and will be used as the basis for the next lot of Lews Pound envelopes which we intend to give out before the Easter holidays. We are so grateful to the fund for their support.

Another £270 came from our Just Giving page – https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lewespoundsforfoodbankclients This is still active and any further donations towards our Easter envelopes would be much appreciated

You can still, of course, Donate-a-Drink in local businesses – Cheese Please, Depot, Harveys, the Patisserie and Seasons – by adding £3 to your bill which is then given out as envelopes of Lewes Pounds to clients of the local food banks.  We appreciate that times are hard but just an occasional £3 added to your bill at any of these would mean so much to food bank users who are really struggling.

Please help if you possibly can

Contact Susan on susan@thelewespound.org for more information.

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