JCI Bradford has chosen this project because it is inline with the United Nations' (our global partner) number one Millenium Development Goal (MDG) to address extreme poverty and hunger.

MDG's not just target international issues but they include the UK. Hundreds of people in Bradford go hungry everyday and poverty affects young children through to the elderly.  With support from their community and projects like this people less fortunate and vulnerable can be helped.

Whilst this is a new project for JCI Bradford, we are very experienced at running a similar scheme for disadvantaged children, the Secret Santa Appeal which started in 1989.

We have had many schools in Bradford contact us to get involved so far and we look forward to updating you soon with the success of the project.

The appeal runs between September and October each year so there is plenty of time for you to get involved.

We're looking for donations of non-perishable food which has a good expiry date on them for example:-

Tinned Food ( e.g. Beans, Rice Pudding etc.)
Biscuits, Cereal Bars and Boxed Cereals.
Pasta, rice and pulses.

Some tinned food may be given to people without tin openers so we would like to collect tins with ring pulls where possible.

If you feel you can help arrange donations, help collect or store the donations please do get in touch with JCI Bradford's Community Director, Michelle Pemberton at michelle@jcibradford.org.uk