Staff at Norwich and Peterborough Building Society in Spalding are making their branch a collection point for the town’s Agapecare Foodbank.
Branch manager Luke Harrison (pictured with Sammie Earth) are ready to welcome people between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm on Wednesday and from 9am until noon on Saturday.
We cannot thank enough those who have already donated but no matter what you give, it really will make a positive difference to someone’s life.Branch manager Luke Harrison of Norwich and Peterborough Building Society, Spalding
The appeal is in response to rising demand for the foodbank, based at the Lighthouse Church in Haverfield Road, from individuals and families during the summer which has affected stock levels.
Mr Harrison said: “We know some families do struggle to put food on the table, especially during the long school summer holidays, and so we want to show our support to those people in our community who have fallen on hard times and need our help.
“We cannot thank enough those who have already donated but no matter what you give, it really will make a positive difference to someone’s life.
“Please give what you can to help Agapecare Foodbank to carry on their amazing work.”
Last year, Agapecare Foodbank helped more than 700 adults and more than 300 children with emergency food parcels that have enough supplies to last for about three days.
Coordinator Irene Davies said: “All food donated to us this time of year is especially appreciated as our stocks are often low while we await for harvest donations from churches and schools.
“However, people need food all the year round and without the support of the community in its varied ways, we would not be able to meet the needs of struggling families, individuals and the homeless.
“Therefore, we are extremely grateful for this support.”