Supporting our community

This Christmas our scout group will support a local, Washington charity. Our food hampers will be distributed to service users of the Washington Community Food Bank

Washington Community Foodbank began in 2012 and is the only food bank in the town, covering the whole of Washington together with Springwell. It is run entirely by volunteers and relies on the goodwill of the community to provide emergency food parcels to people referred by the Job Centre, Gentoo, Health Agencies.

What goes in the hamper?

Beavers, cubs, scouts, explorer scouts and adult volunteers are collecting items for our boxes which measure 30cm x 25cm x 10cm.

We will make the boxes on 28th November (beavers at St. Andrews) and 3rd December (beavers (Oxc), cubs, scouts and explorer scouts).

Things to collect for the boxes: 

Food stuff - non perishable, tins, packets and small bottles. Please try and think of items that go together to make a meal; pasta and sauce; tinned meat and tinned vegetables. 

We would particularly like to include: 
Shortbread biscuits, , cookies, small Christmas puddings, chocolates,  Christmas cake, mince pies small packets of sweets. 

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You could also include or donate a small gift, an unwanted present or something that you've bought to donate. 

Toiletry items are also very welcome.:

Toothbrush and toothpaste, bars of wrapped soap, comb or hairbrush, flannel.


Shower gel

Shaving foam

Toothbrush & Toothpaste


Bar soap (packaged and/or in a container)

Consider filling an empty container with non-liquid items such as hair bows, bracelets, sunglasses, or flannel to make use of the space)

Compact mirror

Nail Clipper & file

Stick deodorant

Please do not include:
Used or damaged items, medicines; hand or home-made items.