real eye-opener" - Mayor visits Burnham and Highbridge Foodbank
and Highbridge Foodbank has been praised by the town's Mayor during
an 'eye opening' visit to the group this week.
town's Foodbank has seen a surge in demand during recent months
and organisers often find that local need out-strips supply of food
Cllr Bill Hancock said his visit to the Burnham-On-Sea Foodbank
at the town's Methodist Church this week had been a "real eye-opener."
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The scale of the need locally has
been a real eye-opener for me, the biggest since I became Mayor
earlier in the year."
never realised how many local people rely on the Foodbank - it's
well over 145 families."
there's a great team of 25 volunteers in Burnham who keep the Foodbank
running - it's wonderful work that goes on there."
spokesperson said: "We are asking local people to add a few
extra non-perishable items into their shop and donate them to the
Foodbank to help local families in need."
of non-perishable, in-date food is welcomed - especially milk (longlife
or powered), tinned meat and fish, tea bags, instant coffee, fruit
juice longlife, sponge pudding tins, custard, tomatoes in tins or
cartons, vegetable tins, pasta sauces, fruit tins, pasta / rice,
cereals, rice pudding tins, potato tins, instant mash, soup tins
can be taken to the Methodist Church in Burnham-On-Sea (Tuesday
and Saturday 10-12), St John's Church in Highbridge or Hope Baptist
Church in Highbridge, or use the drop-off point behind the tills
in Burnham's Tesco store.
Helpers at the Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea Foodbank this week
with the Mayor and Mayoress during their visit