The Collecting Collective

Saturday, 13th August 2016

The Collecting Collective – Collection Points
The Collecting Collective – Collection Points

The Collecting Collective set up last summer by John Fell during the Moseley Folk Festival has one simple aim – to collect food for those who are less fortunate in our local community.


The Collective would like to encourage people to donate items to their local food banks via their local pub. It’s a very simple idea. They are trying to make donating as easy as possible so people can just grab something from home or pop into their local shop on the way to the pub and hand it over when they get to the bar.


Pubs that have signed up to the scheme so far include The Prince of Wales, One Trick Pony and The Fighting Cocks in Moseley and The Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath. The collective is interested in hearing from any other local businesses including shops and cafes and restaurants that would like to volunteer to become collection points.


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The types of items that can be donated include:


  • Milk (UHT or powdered)
  • Sugar
  • Fruit Juice (cartons)
  • Soup
  • Pasta Sauces
  • Sponge puddings (tinned)
  • Tomatoes (tinned)
  • Cereals
  • Rice Pudding (tinned)
  • Teabags / instant coffee
  • Instant mash potatoes
  • Rice / pasta
  • Tinned meat / fish
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned fruit
  • Jam
  • Biscuits or Snack Bars


Food banks: the Facts


Figures published by The Trussell Trust in April this year show that foodbank use remains at record levels, rising two percent on last year.


Low pay, insecure work contracts, problems accessing working benefits and rising bills have pushed hundreds of thousands of people into relying on food banks, and the spare room