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Delicious Drawings

As part of our community campaign to help improve understanding of food waste and recycling we have teamed up with our friends at #FoodSavvy to run a fabulous drawing competition for children aged 4-11 across Norfolk & Suffolk.

#FoodSavvy started as a partnership between Hubbub and Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils to tackle food waste in households.

We need you to help stop food being thrown away so unleash your creativity and draw a picture which revolves around a food saving idea. For ideas on your food saving masterpiece explore the #FoodSavvy website for hints and tips  www.foodsavvy.org.uk

There are some great prizes on offer including a cool cooking kit and East of England Co-op store vouchers. The winners will also have their posters displayed in local East of England Co-op food stores!

For full details on how to enter and the terms and conditions please visit

https://www.foodsavvy.org.uk/kids-competition

Colchester Foodbank

We are really pleased to be able to help out one of our local Foodbanks, Colchester Foodbank, today by dropping off 1000 carrier bags to help them keep making the much needed food parcels for their local communities 😀

East of England Co-op Band - The Cossack March

Our friends in the East of England Co-op Band have been busy rehearsing remotely to entertain everyone.  We hope you enjoy their latest performance - The Cossack March. Well done guys.

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East of England Co-op VE Day – Bugler and Toast

As part of the 75th anniversary of VE Day, on Friday 8th May at 2.55 pm, buglers around the country will be playing The Last Post which will be followed by the Nation’s Toast.  Click on the link to watch our own East of England Co-op Band’s bugler, Jon Holden’s performance of The Last Post, and then you’ll be able to catch our colleagues raising a glass to honour those who sacrificed so much for us.

To those who gave so much, we thank you.

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East of England Co-op Band - Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Caring for our community is about more than just providing financial support. We work in partnership with the East of England Co-op Band whose members include keyworkers such as police officers and the health service.

They are delighted to share with you their performance of Somewhere Over The Rainbow to show their support to all the keyworkers in this unprecedented time.

We are fundraising for the NHS Charities Together in store where there are collection buckets to support the vital charity. If you are able to do so, please try and support where you can.

We hope you enjoy the video,

Thank you!

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"Thank you" from Waveney Foodbank

Foodbanks provide a valuable service to those in need in our communities, and have an even more vital role to play as we navigate our way through these unprecedented times. Hearing that Waveney Foodbank may have had to close its doors, we knew we needed to step in and offer our support.

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Please note that the visits/events below took place prior to the social distancing rules being introduced.

Long Stratton Breakfast Club

We stopped off at the Long Stratton High School Breakfast Club this morning to hand over our store voucher donation! 🍴

The vouchers will be used to purchase fresh and healthy products for the breakfast club and the children attending. The club provides children with a breakfast before a full day of learning 📚😀

Maldon Men's Shed

We are thrilled to attend and support the Maldon Men's Shed. We provided store vouchers for the group to purchase daily refreshments with Sourced Locally goodies! 😀

For more information on the fantastic work the community group do, visit them at www.maldonshed.btck.co.uk

Valentine Day Community Bake Off

We are delighted to support the FaNs Network Essex Valentine Day Bake Off at the Foxburrow Grange!

A wonderful day where 8 Colchester based care homes came together for a friendly bake off competition. We were thrilled to supply store vouchers to be used to purchase all the ingredients for the cakes!

Congratulations to all the winners 😀

St Luke's Community Lunchbox

We are delighted to support the St Luke's Community Lunchbox in Lowestoft. We provided store vouchers for the lunch which provides a hot two course meal for people living alone and the older generation 🍽😀