Cramlington Food Bank appreciates your support.
December 13, 2018
The organisers of Cramlington Food Bank, which is organised through St Nicholas Church, have thanked the local community for the support and many donations which have enabled them to deliver their Christmas hampers.
Earlier this week food bank volunteers used transport supplied by Cramlington Town Council to deliver 150 hampers to social services.
All clients of the food bank are received via a referral and the volunteers collect the donations and make up the parcels, some of which are delivered directly and some are delivered via social services.
Jim Rynn from Cramlington Food Bank said ‘The support we have had from the town has been phenomenal and we really have been touched by the generosity of local residents. Some of the factories and bigger businesses have arranged their own collections which they have passed on to us and we have also had fantastic backing from many individuals. Thanks for every donation – it really does make a difference.’
Of course parcels are needed all year round but often the new year is a time that people can find very hard. People’s need in January can be very acute when then are still dealing with the effects of Christmas.
If you are in a position to help please donate at the collection points in Sainsbury’s and Asda. At the present time please do not donate beans or pasta as they have sufficient for their needs. Tinned items, long-life food and sauces are appreciated and there are lists at the collection points saying what items are needed.
Pictured: Food bank volunteers and Cramlington Town Council staff deliver hampers to Social Services