The food bank issues emergency food parcels to 12 families every week but is now running low or has run out of on a number of items.
It has asked for donations of:
- Long-life milk
- Long-life fruit juice
- Sugar (500g and 1kg packs)
- Biscuits (small and medium packets)
The food bank, which is operated by trained volunteers from the church in Chapel Street, operates on Tuesdays 11am-1pm and Fridays 1-3pm, and is run in line with guidelines from The Trussell Trust.
People in need are referred to the food bank from agencies such as children’s centres, social services or their family GP, and they can collect a bag of provisions twice in a week, up to three times.
Each foodbox contains a minimum of three days’ worth of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food, including milk (UHT or powdered), sugar, cartons of fruit juice, soup, pasta sauces, tinned puddings, rice, pasta, tea bags, coffee, tinned meat and fish, and snack bars.
People who attend can also get advice from the volunteers about benefits they may be entitled to.
If you would like to help or donate food items, telephone 07582 869895 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org