Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 09.26.33Shoppers, visitors and workers in Northallerton can ward off those hunger pangs and support a local charity at the same time.

Every Wednesday between 12 noon and 1.30pm at the Zion United Reformed Church on the High Street, volunteers from Hambleton FoodShare serve hot homemade and delicious soup and roll for just £2. There is a choice of three soups each week and tea and coffee is also available.

But from 23 March the FoodShare volunteers are also offering a ‘takeway’ option.

“We have been running our sit down service for the last two years but decided to add on the take out option for those that maybe in a rush at dinner time,” said FoodShare Co-ordinator, Margaret Brice.

“As we are a registered charity, we are run almost entirely by volunteers and rely heavily on fundraising.  We thought soup and a roll would go down well not only with shoppers but workers needing a quick, cheap and healthy lunch and allow us to raise much needed funds at the same time so please come along and support us.”

Hambleton FoodShare provides three-day emergency food parcels to people in temporary financial crisis who otherwise would have to go hungry due to their various circumstances. This could be because they have lost their job, become incapacitated or the result of a delay in benefit payments.