shoppers give Burnham
and Highbridge Foodbank a boost
of food for needy local people have been taking place at Burnham-On-Sea's
Tesco store this weekend - with large quantities being donated.
team from Burnham and Highbridge's Foodbank were on hand at the
supermarket in Ben Travers Way to answer questions and accept food
figures show demand for food donations at Burnham and Highbridge's
Foodbank is continuing to soar as local people struggle with financial
550 packs of three-day emergency food supplies were provided to
local people by the Highbridge Area Foodbank during the period from
AprilSeptember 2016, compared to 291 during the same period
this number, 202 went to children. Organisers say the top three
reasons for Foodbank referrals are benefit delay 32%; benefit change
30%; and low income 14%.