In August 2018 Drilcorp dontated a a weeks worth of shopping to the Sunderland Foodbank to help with the crisis facing Sunderland Families during the school holidays.
Following our donation we have just received a certificate with the statistics of what difference our donation has made.
We collected 68.3kg of food and provided 162 meals to families.
The Sunderland Foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in the local area. It opened in November 2017 after it was seen that there was a real need to support those in crisis in the Sunderland area. Since opening it has received support from the Council and local businesses and supermarkets across the region and uses the goods it receives to supply collection points in the Sunderland area.
A simple box of food makes a BIG difference to someone in crisis.
The emergency packages provide three days’ worth of nutritionally balanced food, helping to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
So what can you expect to receive in the packages?
A standard food package includes:
Item – Allocation (one person/family 5+)
Cereal – 1 small/1 large
Soup (can/packet) – 2 standard/6 standard
Beans/spaghetti in sauce – 1 standard/6 standard
Tomatoes/pasta sauce – 1 standard/ 6 standard
Vegetables – 1 standard/5 standard
Meat – 1 standard/4 standard
Or Vegetarian – 1 standard/2standard
Fish – 1 standard/5 standard
Fruit – 1 standard/3 standard
Rice Pudding/custard – 1 standard/3 standard
Sponge Pudding – -/2 standard
Biscuits – 1 small pk/1 large pk
Sugar – 250g/1kg
Pasta – 500g/2kg
Instant Mash – 1 pkt/2pkt
Tea or coffee – 40 bags/160 bags
Juice – 1 carton/1 carton
Milk UHT/powder – 1 carton/pkt – 3 cartons/1 pkt
Sauces – 1 pkt/1 pkt
Chocolate/snacks – 1/3
Jam – -/1
More information on how to donate, volunteer or get involved can be found at: