Crisis-hit individuals and families in Holbeach used to face a ten-mile round trip to their nearest foodbank for the supplies they needed to survive.
But enthusiastic volunteers are making sure needy people in Holbeach can find help right on their doorstep with a new Agapecare Foodbank Community Larder at the Reading Rooms on Church Street.
The Spalding Guardian is teaming up with foodbanks across South Holland and The Deepings, including Holbeach, to make sure families finding it hard to cope this Christmas can enjoy the festive season as much as everyone else.
Rev Rosamund Seal, vicar of Holbeach, said: “The Community Larder has been open for two months and we’ve had a super response from volunteers who have joined us.
“We’ve had a trickle of clients in to collect food parcels, but we’re now serving hot lunches on Fridays from 12.30pm until 1.30pm and we’re also becoming a foodstore in our own right so that we can make our own food parcels.
“Our clients are very pleased to be able to come here now and not have to go all the way to Spalding or Long Sutton.”