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.
Until further notice, donations of food and toiletries can only be made at the Co-op, One Stop, and Lloyds Chemist.
Visit www.newark.foodbank.org.uk for more information.