and Highbridge Foodbank issues plea for donations
and Highbridge Foodbank has issued an urgent appeal for donations
this week as it runs short of vital supplies.
Foodbank has seen a surge in demand over the summer holidays and
organisers say that need is now out-stripping supply on several
Chaitwoman Bev Milner Simonds told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A large
percentage of our food goes to children, this doesn't go down in
the school holidays."
at previous years trends the holidays see an increase in local families
unable to feed themselves."
consider a donation if non-perishable food at one of our collection
points to help a local family who is hungry."
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."
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
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.
Helpers at the Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea Foodbank