Supporting Newark Foodbank
The following items are especially needed: tinned meat (serve hot), instant mashed potato, rice (dried or pouches), tinned tomatoes, pasta sauce, sponge puddings, tinned fruit, long life fruit juice.
Check the website for less urgently items:
Items can be donated at the following places – Co-op, One Stop, Well Pharmacy and various churches.
Southwell Supporting Newark Foodbank
We had heard about the escalating need for food support, often from hard pressed working families simply unable to make ends meet.
Care professionals, such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB staff, police and probation officers, identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. At the Foodbank, three days’ worth of food is distributed to each client, and the volunteers also offer a listening ear, often signposting people to agencies able to help prevent their situation worsening. Happily, few clients need to return during a particular crisis, but many remain just one unexpected bill away from hunger.
The people of Southwell respond generously, and a large amount is delivered to Newark Foodbank each week. Collection points in Southwell are: One-Stop, the Co-op, Lloyds Chemist, the Minster, Our Lady of Victories Church, Southwell Baptist Church, and Riverside Church. Churches Together in Southwell has set up a rota, so that the food is collected from all the locations each week and delivered to Newark Foodbank.
Visit www.newark.foodbank.org.uk for more information.