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FoodshareA scheme which provides emergency food parcels for people facing temporary financial problems will be in the public eye next month.

Members of the public are invited to Hambleton FoodShare’s Annual General Meeting which will give them the chance to find out more about the project, meet the volunteers and to get involved if they wish to do so.

The community led partnership provides a three day food parcel to people in immediate financial crisis -through unemployment, incapacity or a delay in benefit payment. The volunteer-led foodstore is open every Monday between 4pm and 6pm at the Zion United Reformed Church in Northallerton. A satellite scheme has recently been set up in Bedale.

To receive emergency food help customers must be able to demonstrate their need, primarily by being referred through an agency or by self-referral.

“It is a grim commentary on our society that food banks have become a lifeline for many,” said Michael Webster, Chair of the Foodshare.

“Yet it is also a tribute to the generosity of so many in our local communities that through gifts of food and help in other ways we continue to meet the needs of our neighbours. Maybe there could be a role for you? Please come along to our AGM and find out.’”

The AGM takes place at Northallerton Methodist Church on Friday 16 September at 10am.

For further information please contact: Co-ordinator Margaret Brice 07514244158 or hambletonfoodshare@yahoo.co.uk or visit www.hambletonfoodshare.org.uk

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