A community partnership which provides emergency food parcels for people who would otherwise have to go hungry is running short of food.
Throughout the summer holidays Hambleton FoodShare has been piloting a new scheme to ensure families who would normally rely on free school meals have been able to get help from the foodbank.
“The additional up-take in demand has put extra strain on stock levels,” said Margaret Brice, FoodShare co-ordinator.
“We are running short of food and asking people to donate whatever they can to help. We can only accept tinned or packet food and are especially short of mixed vegetables and meat, tinned rice pudding, sponge puddings, jams and marmalades, cereal bars, UHT Milk, custard, small bags of sugar, rice and squash.”
Donations of tinned and packaged food can be left at collection points in Northallerton at: Age UK (near Tesco), Community House on South Parade, Sainsbury’s Supermarket, Hambleton District Council, Hambleton & Richmondshire Furniture Store (opp Asda), New Life Bapist Church and at Bedale: the Co-op and Food 2 Go at Aiskew garage, as well as local Churches.
For more information contact Margaret Brice, Project co-ordinator for on: 07514244158, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.hambletonfoodshare.org.uk