Bourne Foodbank volunteers collecting at Tesco

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Volunteers from Bourne Foodbank will be collecting donations at Tesco in South Road, Bourne, on July 6 from 9am to 3pm.

The volunteers are collecting all types of non-perishable food to feed local people in crisis.

Supermarket collections are one of the main ways that the foodbank is stocked and with the foodbank busier than ever The Trussell Trust, which organises foodbanks nationally and works with Churches Together in Bourne to co-ordinate the Bourne Foodbank, is asking people to give generously.

Foodbank project co-ordinator Jennie Fytche said: “The current economic climate means more and more people are struggling to put food on the table, so we really need local citizens to give what they can to help.

“It’s not just people on low incomes who are feeling the pinch at the moment, increased redundancy and fewer jobs are having a real impact on local people and we’re seeing more people turning to the foodbank for help.” The foodbank aims to help people through short term crisis by providing emergency food parcels.

Food is given to people in crisis identified by front line care professionals like health visitors, doctors, social workers, church and community workers.

Bourne Foodbank centre also provides support and signposting to help combat the long term problem.

Anyone who requires information about receiving help from the foodbank should email or visit the website.