Hailsham Foodbank calls for urgent supplies

Hailsham Foodbank have tweeted they are running low on tinned soup.  

Their message this week reads: “With autumn almost around the corner it would be good to get our stocks up again.”

Malcolm Richards, founder and trustee of the Hailsham Foodbank, was recognised as “Hailsham Hero” by Hailsham Town Council in April 2017 for his dedication to local community life and passion to help those in need.

The Foodbank provides emergency food to people in financial crisis. All food is donated by the community. The project was set up five years ago.

There are other ways to help, like donating used ink cartridges, your time, money or food.  The easiest way to help is to buy something extra to that on your shopping list – items which are non-perishable, such as biscuits, cereals, tinned items and packet items.

There are many reasons why someone should need to turn to a Foodbank, for instance, redundancy, receiving an unexpected bill.

“The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”

The Foodbank’s belief is that, “We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.”

For more information about the Foodbank, how they operate, ways to assist and how to find help yourself, visit their website at https://hailsham.foodbank.org.uk or their Twitter page @Hailshmfoodbank or Facebook @Hailshamfoodbank 

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