I got a notification from my new app, Bank The Food, telling me a list of items that my local food bank urgently needs.
I had quite a few of the bits already in my store cupboard – spare cat food (that fussy Dan Dan won’t eat), tinned fruit (I will be one of the few people to survive a nuclear war on peach melba), and cans of sweetcorn and tomatoes.
When I nip to the shops, I will also add UHT milk and jars of cooking sauces to my list and then drop the whole lot off tomorrow at the food bank.
The Food app is a brilliant way of putting donors and food banks together, instead of just creating a pasta and baked bean mountain in a shopping trolley on your way out of the supermarket.
This way you’ll know exactly what the food bank needs to help needy families in your area.
■ Download Bank The Food from Google Play on Androids and App Store on iPhones.