Lent 80 can Challenge
Lent 80 can Challenge

Do something different for Lent – join in our 80 can challenge! 

The early months of the year can be a difficult time for Black Country Foodbank as donations drop off and we struggle to maintain our food stocks. 

Lent lasts 40 days and 40 nights so we challenge as many of you as possible to collect and donate 80 cans of food to Black Country Foodbank. 

This challenge can be taken up in the workplace, at school, in your church community, at home with your family or neighbours or in those clubs and societies that you are members of. 

In the workplace different departments or teams could participate; at school classes, houses or year groups could take up the challenge. Within the church community various sections e.g. the toddler group, the youth section, the leaders, the Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts could all participate in the 80 can challenge. In your home environment why not ask your extended family or you could join with your neighbours and, as a street, collect items to donate to BCFB. Don’t forget those clubs/societies too – the choir, sports teams, craft clubs or musical ensembles. 

How you do it is up to you, but please be encouraged to take up the challenge! 

For suggestions as to what you can donate please see the list below:- 

1L CARTONS OF UHT MILK 

1L CARTONS OF FRUIT JUICE (FROM CONCENTRATE) 

JARS OF COOKING SAUCE 

MEDIUM SIZED BOXES OF BREAKFAST CEREAL 

PACKETS OF MASHED POTATOES 

JAM/MARMALADE 

SMALL JARS OF COFFEE 

TINNED FRUIT 

TINNED MEAT (HAM/CORNED BEEF) 

INSTANT NOODLES 

SHAMPOO 

SHOWER GEL 

DEODORANT 

SHAVING FOAM 

TOILET ROLL 

HANDWASH 

TOOTHBRUSHES 

TOOTHPASTE 

SANITARY WEAR 

CAN OPENERS 

It need not just be cans – packets and toiletry items are needed too. 

Once you have collected your items if you would like us to collect them, please contact admin@blackcountryfoodbank.org.uk or phone 01384 671250 

For more information please see our website www.blackcountryfoodbank.org.uk