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Give & Take scheme – access to food when times are hard

A ‘Give & Take’ table has been set up near the front door of the Community Centre. If you have any extra tins of food, packets of pasta, cartons of long-life milk, etc, that you could spare, please do put them in the collection box.

With schools and businesses closing, there are many people and households who will find it increasingly hard to manage. Please do give what you can.

Equally, if you know of someone who could use a bit extra now, please feel free to take something away or encourage them to pop in. Items will be available during the Centre’s opening times: 9.00 to 5.00 weekdays, 9.00 to 12 noon at weekends.

The scheme can also take specific item requests and deliver to someone’s home.

If you cannot come to the Community Centre but have items to give, you can email and the scheme will arrange someone to pick items up at your door:

Donations in cash or by cheque or digital transfer are also accepted towards keeping the scheme stocked up. St Mary’s Church is coordinating this, bank details as follows:

Account Name: Charlbury Parochial Church Council (the short form “Charlbury PCC” may also be used)

Sort Code: 40-52-40

Account Number: 00032374

Reference: Give&Take

Donations in cash or by cheque (payable to Charlbury PCC) should be marked clearly as for the Give and Take scheme and should be given in at the Community Centre or posted or delivered to the Ridge Group office at Noah’s Ark, Market Street, Charlbury OX7 3PL.

Please ensure that you use the reference (Give&Take) on both cheques and electronic payments, so that track can be kept of the separate fund. Please also notify the scheme that you have made a payment and the name of your bank account by emailing:

The scheme also has toilet rolls reserved for the elderly and especially vulnerable kindly donated by Cotswold Frames. Do come and get some, if you or someone you know need any. You can just take some or swap them for another item that others might need.

Meryl Smith · Fri 3 Apr 2020, 09:13 · Link

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