I've worked with the Newcastle West End Food bank and others in the area for years. Having heard the stories of some families struggling and having grown up in a deprived area, my family and I try and make a donation every month.
Unfortunately, those needing help from the foodbank are now outstripping the donations coming in so they need our help now more than ever.
I run fairly regularly so don't feel like I can ask for sponsorship without doing something extra. To that end, I will be running with a 200L giant baked bean tin strapped to my back to raise awareness about the foodbank, with my donation URL on the sides (runs4food.com!)
I created a promotional video to show the journey so far: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGSDx3gGhq4
Many thanks have to go to James from ITP Packaging (https://itppackaging.com/) who donated the drum and delivered it for free!!