Insurance Institute of Leeds Foodbank Charity Challenge

Monday, 15 July 2024 – Friday, 19 July 2024

To raise money and awareness of our President’s chosen charity, the Leeds South & East Foodbank, we are inviting members to join in with a charity challenge between the 15th and 19th July.

The challenge
For a 3 day period, the challenge is to only eat food and drink you would find in a typical food parcel given out at food banks around the country.

How it works
Sign up via the link below so we can keep track of who is taking part, and make a £10 entry donation on our Just Giving page -

Choose 3 days to take part in the challenge (we’re suggesting the week commencing 15th July, but the challenge is flexible and can be done at any time).

Use the shopping list below to buy your food and drink items for the 3 days.

Share your progress and meals on LinkedIn. Tag the Insurance Institute of Leeds and use the hashtag #iilfoodbankchallenge

Who can take part?
Anyone! Encourage colleagues, friends & family to join in or sponsor your efforts via our Just Giving page.

Who are we raising money for?
Your £10 donation and any sponsorship will go towards helping the Leeds South & East Foodbank distribute food to those most in need. They supported over 16,000 local people with emergency food in 2023/24, of which 40% were children.

3 Day Food Parcel Shopping List
1 x box cereal or bag of oats
1 litre UHT milk
1 litre long life fruit juice or squash
1 x 500g bag of dried pasta or rice
1 x pasta sauce or chopped tomatoes
1 x can potatoes or packet of smash
1 x can soup
1 x can beans or spaghetti in sauce
2 x cans meat (e.g. beef chilli/chicken in sauce/meatballs) or 2 x can beans/lentils/jackfruit (vegetarian/vegan)
1 x can fish
2 x cans vegetables
1 x pack teabags or 1 x jar of coffee
1 x small bag of sugar
1 x packet of biscuits
1 x sponge pudding
1 x can custard or rice pudding
2 x cans of fruit

Any questions?

If you have any queries at all please contact