August 10, 2017
Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Foodbank issues plea for donations

Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Foodbank has issued an urgent appeal for donations this week as it runs short of vital supplies.

The Foodbank has seen a surge in demand over the summer holidays and organisers say that need is now out-stripping supply on several lines.

Foodbank Chaitwoman Bev Milner Simonds told "A large percentage of our food goes to children, this doesn't go down in the school holidays."

"Looking at previous years trends the holidays see an increase in local families unable to feed themselves."

"Please consider a donation if non-perishable food at one of our collection points to help a local family who is hungry."

A Foodbank spokesperson added: "We are asking local people to add a few extra items into their shop and donate them to the Foodbank to help local families in need. At the moment we are running short of sugar, small jars of coffee and tinned meat plus other staples."

Donations of non-perishable, in-date food is welcomed - especially milk (longlife or poweerede), tinned meat and fish, tea bags, instant coffee, fruit juice longlife, sponge pudding tins, custard, tomatoes in tins or cartons, vegetable tins, pasta sauces, fruit tins, pasta / rice, cereals, rice pudding tins, potato tins, instant mash, soup tins and jams.

Donations can be taken to the Methodist Church in Burnham-On-Sea (Tuesday and Saturday 10-12), St John's Church in Highbridge or Hope Baptist Church in Highbridge, or use the drop-off point behind the tills in Burnham's Tesco store.

Pictured: Helpers at the Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea Foodbank


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