Press Release December 2018


Kettering Foodbank Launches Donation Gift Cards for Christmas

December 17th 2018 - For immediate release

The Kettering Foodbank has launched a website selling downloadable gift cards for people buying charity gifts in the run up to Christmas and beyond.

The new website has a range of information about how people can help the foodbank, including a selection of downloadable gift cards that can be purchased as a donation to the foodbank. Supporters can buy a ‘Christmas Dinner for Someone in Kettering’ for £3, or a ‘Survive the Summer Holidays’ parcel for £40. There’s a range of options to suit all budgets and the download-and-print gift cards have been designed by small creative businesses and illustrators from around the country. Since the site went live in October it has taken nearly £500 in donations, just from being shared on the foodbank’s Facebook page.

Jane Calcott who runs the Kettering Foodbank says “Christmas is a busy time for donations, and we are very grateful for that obviously! By having some financial support we can spread that festive generosity throughout the year. The summer holidays particularly are a challenge as children are not having their free school dinners and it puts a lot of pressure on some families. Over the past few years the we have really appreciated financial contributions from individuals and local churches. These donations have ensured the foodbank remained open. However the additional funds ensure we will prosper and provide a fuller service.

Louise Verity of Bookishly who built the site says “I wanted to make it easier for people to be able to support the foodbank, as they provide such an important service to our community. The money goes towards their rent and insurance, as well as keeping stock levels up when they run low of particular things. I asked some of my friends with similar small creative businesses to my own to get involved and create the cards, so we have some lovely designs. I’m hoping to add more to the shop part of the site soon too.”

For more information about The Kettering Foodbank you can contact Jane here:

07709 741353

For information about the website specifically you can contact Louise here:

07921 836554

The Foodbank is located in Unit 1B, 1 Horse Market,  Kettering, NN16 0DG

Opening Hours:

Tuesday 10.00 - 1.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 1.00
Thursday 11.00 - 12.30

Saturday  10.00 - 1.00

Facebook page:

The full range of donation gifts: