What is the ‘Food bank challenge’, how did it begin and how can you find your nearest food bank?

TRAVELLERS across Britain are being praised endlessly for
helping out local food banks thanks to a new ‘food bank

But what do we know about it, and how can we also help?

Getty Images – Getty Food banks
across the UK have had a surge of donations[/caption]

What is the food bank challenge?

The food bank challenge is a charity challenge set up by proud
traveller Watson Harrop.

Harrop, 29, from County Durham kicked off the challenge by
challenging his Facebook friends to film themselves loading up a

Similar to the 2014 Ice Bucket Challenge, this challenge has
spread and gained virality, with thousands of members of the
travelling community coming together to donate.

Going by the hashtag #FoodbackNomination, it challenges members
of local travelling committees to donate to a local food bank.

Those nominated then film themselves handing over their donated
goods, before nominating other friends.

Kirstyn William // facebook The
incredible challenge has seen thousands of pounds worth of goods in

What’s been the result?

Food banks in Gloucestershire, County Durham, Hertfordshire,
Dungannon, Coventry and more have had hoards of donations, and
couldn’t be more thankful.

Stratford-upon-Avon’s food banks have said they were “blown
away” by the donations by the community.

Speaking about the effect his challenge has had on local food
banks, Mr Harrop said that one of his now has enough food to last
until July.

He added: “Sadly wages don’t stretch far enough, but if
people can get a leg up… one of those kids might get something
for Christmas.”

JINGLE BALLS-UP Think your Christmas decorations are bad?
These could be the WORST ever

DIN SINS Council threatens to take away pupils’ Christmas
meals if they owe dinner money

HOLIDAY HOMES Find out when you can catch Through The
Christmas Keyhole on ITV

HO HO OHHHH Sexpert reveals why you MUST buy your BFF a ***
toy this Christmas

A LITTLE VIT SNEAKY Parents replace advent calendar choc with
multi-vitamins to trick kids

ROOTING FOR ROOT VEG All we know about where to buy Aldi’s
Kevin the Carrot toys

Unfortunately, a branch of Sainsbury’s didn’t seem too
grateful for their donations, and
refused to be filmed when the travellers gave them their donations
– worth £181.

How can we help?

We can help by also donating to food banks across the

Here is
how you can find your nearest food bank and what kind of donations
they accept.

Source: FS – All – Food and Nutrition Blogs
What is the ‘Food bank challenge’, how did it begin and how can you find your nearest food bank?