The tradition of the Advent Calendar dates back to the mid-19th century when German Protestants made chalk marks on doors or lit candles to count the days leading up to Christmas. Today, most Advent calendars include paper doors that open to reveal an image for each day in December through to Christmas Day. But most children in this generation would really expect to find a small chocolate treat to be waiting for them behind the little door. It would seem that we all expect gifts at Christmas.
This November Milton Keynes Christian Centre invites you to get on board with the Milton Keynes Foodbank advent initiative. Before opening our Christmas Advent calendars on the 1st December, you can reverse advent and give an item of food from the Food Bank shopping list each day in November.
Last year just over 100 people obtained a small box, a few even decorated it with Christmas paper, and brought them back to MKCC in December. This meant we were able to give MK Foodbank 3000 items to fight food poverty in Milton Keynes.
We are aiming to fill 200 boxes. Use this form to let us know you want to take part in #reverseadvent2019 this Christmas.