Can you donate some food items to the BL Little Acts of Kindness campaign?
26th November 2013
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Christmas is such a lovely time of year however we know that this year, families in our town will be going without. So in collaboration with Bolton LiveMecca BoltonUrban Outreach Bolton and Storehouse we are launching the BL Little Acts of Kindness campaign in association with thebestof bolton. 

This is where you can donate food items that we can distribute to food banks and to families across Bolton this Christmas.

We are setting up various emergency food hampers to the value of £20 each to be donated to various food banks. Sainsbury’s are supplying five.


At the moment the project especiall needs especially need:

  • Tinned meat,
  • Tinned fish,
  • Baked beans,
  • Tinned fruit,
  • Jars of pasta sauce/curry sauce,
  • UHT milk,
  • Chunky soups,
  • Biscuits and cereal,
  • Tinned potatoes and veg,
  • Coffee,
  • Tea bags,
  • Tinned tomatoes,
  •  Jam,
  • Rice,
  • Cereals,
  • Dried pasta twirls/macaroni  
  • Rice pudding.

The drop off locations are-

  • Mash`s Wing Ranch - 259-261 Derby Street Bolton BL3 6LA
  • Toms Toys -4 Lever Street, Little Lever BL3 1BH 9:00 - 5:00 Monday to Friday and 10:00-4:00 Saturday
  • Cherrys Coffee - 1-5 Wigan Road, Westhoughton ,Bolton, BL5 3RS. 9:00 to 4:00 from Tuesday to Saturday and 10:00-2:00 on Sundays.
  • Sign Kings- - 362 Chorley Old Road BL1 6AG Mon-Fri 9:30 till 4:00 (Fitting Dependent)
  • Smithy Hire 389 Chorley Old Road, Bolton BL1 6AH
  • Rose Hip Florist -50 Newbrook Rd Over Hulton Bolton BL5 1ER Mon, Tues, Weds & Fri – 10:00-6:00 Thurs – 10:00-5:00 Sat – 10:00-4:30
  • Jolly Pops -612 Blackburn Road , BL1 7AL Bolton
  • Coffee and Crystals - 50 Lee Lane, Horwich, Bolton



Also the lovely people at S & L Windows / Garden Maintenance will be available every Sunday during the campaign to collect donations in the Johnson Fold Area . To book a collection call them on 07596 053227

Until next Saturday (30th November) you can drop off donations to Mecca Bingo on Ormrod Street from 11am to 11pm.

The other venues will be accepting donations between Tuesday 26th November and Saturday 13th December 2013.

If you are a local business or group and would like to act as a drop off point or arrange a food collection yourself then please get in touch with Bolton Live on or email

Gaynor Ramsden From The Best Of Bolton also said: 'We are really pleased to be supporting this campaign, Bolton is in our hearts and supporting those that need it, especially over Christmas is something we are passionate to do. We are working alongside some amazing organisations and are really proud to stand alongside them'.

Storehouse is Bolton's food bank, providing emergency food parcels to people hit by illness, debts or fines, benefit delays, homelessness, domestic abuse, redundancy or family breakdown. Run by Urban Outreach (Bolton), Storehouse feeds around 300 people each week. When people collect food, they are referred to other specialist agencies who can help with such things as debts, finding accommodation, and tackling domestic abuse.

Vouchers are held by more than 50 agencies across Bolton. There are clear criteria to ensure that the food gets to the people who need it most.


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