flood in for new 'foodbank' sevice in Burnham-On-Sea
full of food have been collected in Burnham-On-Sea to help local
people suffering severe economic hardship.
Foodbank is a local organisation, run by residents, in conjunction
with local churches in the Burnham-On-Sea area.
provides emergency food to people who facing real crisis.
Saturday, food items were collected by St Andrews School
and St Andrew's Church for the bank, which is currently operating
from Burnham Methodist Church.
Paul Kingdom and John Page are shown picking up some of the items
collected after the school's harvest service.
items are gathered at Burnham Methodist Church where they are
weighed and sorted before becoming available for the public.
Foodbank's aim is to help people through short-term crisis by
providing emergency food parcels. Foodbanks also provide support
by signposting to other agencies to help combat the long term
is given to people in crisis identified by front-line care professionals
from the Citizens Advice Bureau, Sedgemoor District Council, Children's
Centre and Somerset Floating Support Services.