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Shoppers help those facing hunger this Christmas
THE immense generosity of Long Eaton shoppers will enable the Long Eaton and Sawley Foodbank to continue to feed those in need in the community this Christmas. More than 2,200 kg of food was donated to the charity at the Tesco supermarket in Long Eaton.
As Christmas approaches the foodbank is braced for one of its busiest months. “It can be a difficult time for individuals and families who are already managing on extremely tight budgets,” commented the organisation’s manager Pat Hassall.
“The increased winter fuel bills, and the pressure of choosing between heating and eating, will sadly push many families into food crisis. All the food donated during our three-day appeal at Tesco will ensure we are able to continue to provide a vital lifeline to those struggling to put food on the table.”
Donations made to the foodbank provide three-days of nutritionally balanced, emergency food to people in crisis that have been referred by frontline professional agencies such as health visitors, social workers, church leaders and community workers.
At the foodbank clients are made welcome, listened to and signposted to services that can provide support with the underlying causes of their crisis, helping to break the cycle of poverty.
In addition to all the food donated Tesco will be further assisting the foodbank by making a 20% financial contribution based on the weight of the food collected. This money can then be used to purchase items of food in short supply and for day-to-day running costs.
After assisting with the collection on Saturday afternoon, MP Maggie Throup commented: “Long Eaton shoppers have been incredibly generous in their support for the foodbank, providing essential food items, which will be distributed to those in the community struggling to make ends meet.
“I am delighted to have been able to help with the collection here at Tesco today and to witness the truly heart-warming response from the public to the donation campaign.”
The Long Eaton and Sawley Foodbank’s annual food collection at took place last Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The foodbank is one of more than 420 foodbanks in the UK working in partnership with Christian charity The Trussell Trust. It was set up in October 2012 by volunteers from churches in the area, working with local communities and opened a branch in Sawley last October.
Urgently-needed food items include: biscuits, sugar, tinned fruit, rice, long life juice, instant mash, and chocolate treats, and crisps/snacks. These can be donated at: the Sawley foodbank, (165 Wilmot Street, close to Draycott Road, and open on Saturdays 9am to 11am), Long Eaton Tesco Extra, and Draycott Road or Tamworth Road Co-op.
Caption: A kind-hearted shopper hands Erewash MP Maggie Throup a donation for the foodbank at Long Eaton’s Tesco supermarket.
Contact the Foodbank on 07950 547 671, or e-mail:
About Long Eaton & Sawley Foodbank:
Long Eaton & Sawley Foodbank provides three days’ worth of emergency food to local people in crisis. Everyone who comes to the foodbank is referred by a frontline agency or professional, such as a Citizens’ Advice worker, health visitor or children’s centre.
The foodbank opened in 2012, and in the last full financial year provided 586 three-day emergency food supplies to 1,171 local people in crisis. 397 of these went to children.
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