A New Vic Borderlines project to combat local food poverty will be spreading joy across Staffordshire communities this Christmas.
The Fab Food, Fun and Folktales project, which sees hundreds of delicious lunch boxes distributed to families in need each year, will be happening slightly differently than usual over the winter season.
The Borderlines team will be delivering picnic packs, including little puppet-making and colouring kits, to groups across Staffordshire including St Paul’s Church in Middleport, Biddulph Youth and Community Zone, and Bethel Church in Longton. from Monday 14 to Wednesday 16 December.
Borderlines staff will arrive in festive costume, to the soundtrack of The Twelve Days of Christmas, sung by young people from across Staffordshire, and with lyrics inspired by the Potteries. The song, set to shadow puppet imagery, will also be available to watch online.
Borderlines Director Sue Moffat said: “Our Fab Food, Fun and Folktales projects are always very popular with community groups across Staffordshire, and really help to lift families’ spirits. The words to this version of the Twelve Days of Christmas were originally written by young people in care, who’ve participated in Borderlines projects. Making our Fab Food, Fun and Folktales project a reality during this festive season has been a challenge under the current restrictions, but we were determined to do all we could so that families would not miss out, or go hungry, this Christmas. We are so pleased to be spreading some Christmas joy among those who most need it.”
Fab Food, Fun and Folktales will be visiting community groups across Staffordshire directly from Monday 14 to Wednesday 16 December. The video will be available to watch online next week.