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Bridgwater Foodbank appeals for donations
A CHARITY in Bridgwater which gives food to vulnerable people is appealing for donations.
Bridgwater Foodbank opened last month at the Enterprise Resource Centre in Northgate.
Andy Sharman, chairman of the foodbank committee, said: “The foodbank has come a long way since we viewed the building on a cold January day, and that’s down to the desire of the community to make this project happen.
“I thank everyone who has been involved for their hard work – they’re helping their neighbours in their time of crisis.”
The facility provides a range of tinned foods, pasta, tea bags, cereals and more.
At the opening ceremony, Bridgwater MP Ian Liddell-Grainger said: “I’ve been an MP 12 years and you wouldn’t think we’d need foodbanks in the 21st Century.
“When I was called out in January it was hard to imagine this place as a foodbank, but today I’ve been bowled over by this achievement.”
Bridgwater Mayor David Loveridge said: “It’s sad that we have need for a foodbank, but it’s a lifeline for many people.
“The volunteers do excellent work, and people who walk through the door feeling low leave with food and a smile on their face.”
Bridgwater Foodbank, open Tuesdays and Fridays from 2pm to 4pm, hands out enough food to needy families and individuals to last three days, while staff can also signpost organisations offering further help.
For further details please call Keith on 01278-424329 or visit http://bridgwater.foodbank.org.uk/