2020 Reverse Advent Calendar

Reverse Advent Calendar

Try a different Advent calendar in 2020!

Once again, Welwyn Hatfield Liberal Democrats are supporting our local food banks through a "Reverse Advent Calendar". It's a simple way to support those who need a little extra help during the festive period.

Just put aside a box and on each day of Advent add a food item. It's a great way to reflect the true spirit of Christmas giving. Some of our members will be involving the whole family in choosing items to donate.

What items are needed?

Non-perishable food items, such as canned or dried food are always welcome. Other non-food items such as nappies, toiletries, shower gel, toothpaste, deodorants and even pet food will always be gratefully received.

You may also wish to include some more seasonal or 'luxury' items such as chocolates, selection boxes, mince pies or Christmas cakes if you are able to deliver them to the food bank in time for the final session before Christmas (see below for dates). Please bear in mind that some items may not be distributed until the New Year.

When can I make my donation?

If you are happy to finish your reverse advent calendar a little early, you are very welcome to take it to the food bank in time for the final session before Christmas. Otherwise, your donations will still be needed and very much appreciated in January.

Where do I take my Advent box?

Once you’ve filled your box, please deliver it to your chosen local food bank. A list of local foodbanks is provided below.

Please check directly with the food banks for last donation dates before Christmas and for any Covid-specific information for donors.

New Zion Christian Fellowship

140 Cole Green Lane
Welwyn Garden City

Open for donations between 9am and 11am every Wednesday.

You can also drop off donations for the Welwyn Food Bank at Christchurch Baptist Church: https://christchurchwgc.org.uk/local-community-activity/food-bank/

Contact: Ian Matthews
Tel: 07920 391358
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.newzioncf.net/food-bank/

Hatfield Foodbank (Trussell Trust)

Gracemead House
Woods Avenue
AL10 8EW

  • Tuesday 9:30am - 2pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 1pm
  • Thursday 9:30am - 11:30am

Oldings Corner
Collection point near exit


  • 24 hours

Welwyn Garden City


  • 7am until 9pm

Near tills


  • 24 hours

Tel: 07504 627359
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://hatfield.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

Open Heavens Christian Centre Manna Foodbank

62a Town Centre
AL10 0JJ

Open between 1pm and 4pm every Friday.

Tel: 07917454445 /  01707 709078 / 07933890090 / 07949182493
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://openheavenshatfield.com

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