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Long Eaton & Sawley Foodbank’s harvest appeal for funds and food
THE Long Eaton & Sawley Foodbank has launched a new appeal, asking local people to take a different approach during the Harvest Festival period by giving a combined donation of food and money, to help the charity continue its vital work during the shift from Autumn to Winter, when the foodbank sees a significant rise in need for their support.
The foodbank, which is part of The Trussell Trust Foodbank Network, provides vital emergency support to local people when something unavoidable - such as redundancy, illness or even an unexpected large bill – hits and there’s no money to put food on the table. In the last financial year, 586 three-day emergency food supplies were provided to 1,171 local people in crisis by the foodbank. 397 of these went to children.
Pat Hassall, Long Eaton & Sawley Foodbank manager said: “During previous years we’ve been incredibly humbled by the level of support local people have given the foodbank at Harvest festival time. We want to say a big thank you to everyone who has donated food, time or money; your compassion and support means that people in Long Eaton and surrounding areas unable to afford food after being hit by something like redundancy, illness or a delayed benefit payment, have had somewhere to turn.
“We rely on the support of the local community to make a lasting impact in the locality, providing emergency food but also helping people to break out of crisis more long term. All of the food we provide is donated, so food donations are really important. But the foodbank also has lots of costs you might not immediately think of: we have to rent storage space for our food, pay for new projects that help people referred to us access support to move out of crisis, cover transport costs and pay for utilities and insurance.
“We are particularly grateful for extra help at Harvest as we prepare for winter, the foodbank’s busiest time of the year. That’s why this Harvest we would love for anyone considering helping the foodbank to combine their donation and give both money and food – it will make a real difference as we continue to provide much-needed help to people in our community.”
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: Non-perishable food items can be donated at the Sawley foodbank.
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.
Press release issued on behalf of the Long Eaton and Sawley foodbank by Peter Lindahl.
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