The All Healthy Living Centre food bank has remained available throughout lockdown, although not everyone has been aware of that. At the start of lockdown, 60 individual food parcels were made up and a few weeks later it was topped up with 25 more family ones. A few more have been added for large families.
Throughout Lyn, who co-ordinates the foodbank has been doing some emotional support for those who have had to shield, with a local response team. Although they were geographically out of the normal foodbank ‘catchment area’, they have been provided with a few food parcels too.
Demand is now starting to pick up a little, as people are beginning to getting out more.
About a month ago the financial donations from our Church were used to do an Asda shop to top up. In addition Alliance Care donated about 6 bags of food they had left over.
Lyn says ‘Please thank your Church and all the congregation for its ongoing support, and as soon as we are able, we will hold another coffee morning to say thankyou again.’