Local Coventry-based charity Feed the Hungry is now collecting donations of goods to help refugees from Ukraine.
The charity is currently collating a shipment of:
- Sleeping bags and blankets
- Hygiene /toiletries and nappies
- Dry food - rice noodles and pasta
- Snacks and biscuits
- Travel mugs and water bottles
- Tea, coffee, sugar and dry milk
Anyone who wishes to donate any of these items can take them to the Halo Centre, Progress Way, Binley Industrial Estate, Coventry, CV3 2NT during office hours (8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday)
Larger donations of pallets of goods can also be delivered to Feed the Hungry by prior arrangement. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 0774 775 6252 to arrange.
The charity has already bought over 40 tons of food in the Czech Republic which will be transported to two warehouses, one in Poland and one in Romania and distributed out to centres and community groups helping refugees.
It is also sending funds to groups and Churches that have kitchen facilities to pack food boxes or provide shelter and hot food in Izmail in Southern Ukraine.
Cllr Abdul Salam Khan, Deputy Leader of Coventry City Council, said: "We have all seen the terrible news images coming from Ukraine and how people, many of them women and young children, are suffering.
"They need our help, and I know the people of Coventry will respond generously as they always do. I am delighted that the appeal is being led by a Coventry charity and I urge everyone to give what they can and show the people of Ukraine that they are in our thoughts."