and Highbridge Foodbank issues plea for donations
and Highbridge Foodbank has appealed for help this week as it runs
very short of vital supplies.
Foodbank has seen unprecedented demand this year and despite a bumper
collection just before Christmas, organisers say that need is now
out-stripping supply on vital lines.
Trustee Bev Milner Simonds told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are
asking local people to add one or two extra items into their shop
and donate them to the Foodbank to help local family in need."
the moment we are running very short of jam, fruit juice, tinned
tomatoes, tinned potatoes, small bags of sugar and any donations
of toothpaste and shower gel would be very much appreciated."
can be taken to St John's Church in Highbridge or Hope Baptist Church
in Highbridge, the Methodist Church in Burnham-On-Sea (which is
also open on Saturday mornings) or use the drop-off point behind
the tills in Burnham's Tesco store.
who are interested in the Foodbank's work are invited to attend
their AGM on Thursday 9th May at 7.30pm at the Hope Baptist Church
in Highbridge. The AGM will review the final usage figures for the
year, annual accounts and elect a new Chair.
Foodbank had a very welcome visitor a few days ago when the team
from the RSCPA centre in Brent Knoll donated 72kg of their own surplus
food. Volunteer Sonja told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The 'P' in
RSPCA is all about prevention and there are much loved pets in caring
homes whose owners are struggling a little and need some support
to feed all members of their family."
Helpers at the Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea Foodbank