Time running out to donate Christmas food

Judy Sadd, centre manager Jeanne Sibley, Father Jonathan Sibley and Mike Robinson with donations at the Agape Care Foodbank in Long Sutton for this year's Christmas Appeal. Photo:  SG101212-TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto
Judy Sadd, centre manager Jeanne Sibley, Father Jonathan Sibley and Mike Robinson with donations at the Agape Care Foodbank in Long Sutton for this year's Christmas Appeal. Photo: SG101212-TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto
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There are just a few days left for you to help needy individuals and families in South Holland who are facing a struggle to make this Christmas a special one.

The deadline for donations to our Agape Care Foodbank Christmas Appeal is Tuesday and volunteers at the main centre, based at The Lighthouse Church in Spalding, are ready for a flood of shopping bags to be delivered for distribution to the less well-off in our community.

But your donations of festive food, including mince pies, cranberry sauce, Christmas puddings and selection boxes, aren’t just giving people in Spalding something to look forward to on December 25.

Families from Long Sutton and the surrounding area also have a Christmas lifeline thanks to residents supporting the Foodbank Centre at the Market House in Market Street.

Centre manager Jeanne Sibley said: “Before we opened the centre about a year ago, people were walking part of the way to Spalding to collect food because they couldn’t afford the bus fare from Long Sutton.

“For those who use the Foodbank, it’s a weight off their mind to have a centre here and we’ve been overflowing with donations from people in Long Sutton who have been very kind.”