Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 15.55.43Shoppers, 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.

“Our soup is made by volunteers, served by volunteers and all the money raised goes to supporting Hambleton FoodShare – your local foodbank which provides emergency food parcels for people who are struggling to feed themselves and their families,” said FoodShare Co-ordinator, Margaret Brice.

“The aim of the scheme is to provide a three-day emergency food parcel 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.

“As we are a registered charity, we are run almost entirely by volunteers and rely heavily on fund raising.  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.”

Copies of Hambleton FoodShare’s new easy recipe book ‘Cook Smart’ are also available at the Zion Hall for a small donation.