Black Friday. Only Nicer.

Black Friday. Only Nicer.

Black Friday, it's here again. And it's really hard for small businesses. Margins are tighter than ever and big discounts are really not going to happen. Then there's the advertising noise and the bigger budgets of major players means that our message can get lost. 

We do it differently. Each year for every item we sell we donate a product to our local food bank. We already do a reverse advent calendar in our family, where in November we put something in a box each day, and then at the end of the month we donate it to The Peoples Pantry, which is a local food bank in our area. 

So we're hoping to give a big box full of staples, and some goodies. Pasta, coffee, tea, beans, soup, peas, beans. Plus biscuits and some Christmas items. And even a toy. 

The Trussell Trust's typical food parcel includes the following: 

  • Cereal
  • Soup
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Tinned tomatoes/ pasta sauce
  • Lentils, beans and pulses
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tea/coffee
  • Tinned fruit
  • Biscuits
  • UHT milk
  • Fruit juice

If you'd interested in giving to a food bank, it doesn't have to be lots, even a couple of items will be gratefully received. The Trussell Trust operates nationally, and has lots of ways to give. 

It's nice to be nice! 

What do you think about Black Friday? We'd love to hear. 

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