Feature | How do I donate or help Foodbank?

How do I donate or help Foodbank?

 

 

 

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Statistics

Each week we give out approximately 100 food parcels which is a massive increase on last year.
The reasons given for needing a food parcel are:
Benefits not yet in place 38%
Financial Hardship what we refer to as  Food Poverty 37%
Benefits sanctioned 18%
Sudden crisis 7%
Homeless 1%

Thank you to each and every one of you that supports us. We could not do it without you!

Please drop off Food Items at Herbies Salvation Army Tolhouse Street or Gorleston Baptist Church Lowestoft Road NR31 6LY (car park at front)  on Mondays 9 – 12 .00pm

The South Walsham benefice bring the Acle C0 Op, Budgens and Freethorpe collections every fortnight while Ormesby Light of Life look after the Caister and Martham Co- ops.

Regular donators are – The Ladies Charity Darts Team; a Ladies group from Bradwell; local churches, local schools, individuals, Co-ops, Tescos, Sainsburys, Morrisons Greggs and many more Big Tq’s

The Gospel Choir raised over £500 for the Foodbank.

 

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We have regular collection days at local supermarkets here we have some of the team at ASDA where the mayor and council members gave a whole day of their time and ASDA MATCHED THE COLLECTION IN WEIGHT . BRILLIANT

For many years throughout Great Yarmouth, the Churches have played an important role in helping people when they are most in need. In recent years, this need has often come in the form of assistance with food; a basic commodity and something we often take for granted.

List of food items, supplies or goods that you can donate to the Great Yarmouth Foodbank.

Acknowledgements

All the volunteers and service users of Gt Yarmouth Foodbank would like to thank all who have given and continue to give donations that have made it possible for the foodbank to meet the needs of those in Food Poverty.

The local Churches , who act as collection points for their congregations and donate weekly.

A cash donation from Ranworth Church, Cliff Park CommunityChurch,  South Walsham Churches Together Carol Singing,  The Mayor’s charity this year and local councillors. Caister Junior School, Acle Primary School.

However, often for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, the ever present worry of where their next meal might come from is an ever present reality. In addition, often people who least expected to find themselves in need have found themselves struggling with food.

So what can you do to help?

Could you donate some food or goods to the Great Yarmouth Foodbank? Please click here for the latest list of food items, supplies or goods that you can donate to the Great Yarmouth Foodbank but really we are willing to take any items even out of date we can find a home for.

Could you spare a tin or two when you next go shopping or sponsor an item throughout the year? Perhaps you like a challenge. How about seeing how much food you can buy or how many meals you can make for £1. If you start shopping creatively; it’s surprising what you can achieve and the difference you can make.

If you are a Supermarket or Business then you can donate food or goods.

If you would like to know more about how can you help this much needed cause; please free to contact:

Captain Katerina Lennox  Herbie’s Community Drop In, The Salvation Army, Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth NR30 2SQ. Tel: 01493 858 069 / 07771207187.

Nick Hewitt 07810146852 St Mary Magdalene Church, Fastolff Avenue, Gorleston NR31 7BY

Liz Townson, The Well Gorleston Baptist Church, Lowestoft Road, Gorleston NR31 6LY. 07786952306

Trish Slade Secretary 07901898438 Gorleston Baptist Church