West Norfolk’s artistic talent is offering an extra incentive to encourage people to support some of the area’s most needy people.
They are going to exchange some of their work in return for donations of money or food to support King’s Lynn Foodbank.
The event known as the Art Of Giving will happen on Wednesday November 29 and follows up a similar event last year which raised over £1000 and meant several trolley loads of food were donated.
It is being organised by Discover King’s Lynn and Tuesday Market Place-based marketing company Maze.
Charlie Roughton, a partner at Maze, said: “It was so heartwarming last year for the community and local businesses to come out in force and support the first event.
“We are looking forward to another enjoyable evening celebrating art and kindness at a time that can be difficult for so many, especially those struggling to eat. Some of the statistics are shocking and heartbreaking – anything you can provide will really make an impact and help an organisation that makes such a difference.”
The Foodbank has already fed 20.4% more people in 2023 than it had at this point last year. During December 2022, 874 people used the charity to eat – a 91% increase on the previous festive period. Volunteers are expecting to serve around 1,000 individuals next month as the cost of living crisis and inflation continues to bite.
All donations will be gratefully received but items that are particularly needed include: festive food items (gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, trifle kits, alcohol-free mince pies and Christmas puddings), chocolate advent calendars, small bottles of squash or long-life juice, small packets of biscuits, tinned fruit, fish and meat.
Artwork available to take home on the night will include food-related prints created by designers at Maze, as well as pieces of work from local college students, designers and artists.
The Art of Giving, held at The Place in New Conduit Street, will run from 6-9pm. However, the venue will be accepting donations until Wednesday December 6.