Mablethorpe’s Furnichurch has received a £250 food bank boost thanks to Lincolnshire Co-op to help locals in need in the run up to Christmas.
In total, £4,500 worth of food has been donated in £250 packages to eighteen food banks from across the county.
Each pack contains 418 products, including 24 tins of peas, 12 jars of pasta sauce, 12 bags of porridge oats and 24 litres of UHT milk.
Food banks are designed to help people experiencing a short team crisis.
Care agencies give a client a voucher which is handed over at a food bank in return for three days’ worth of food.
Furnichurch based in Mablethorpe’s Victoria Road is a local charity that help residents in need and were delighted with their recent donation from the Lincolnshire Co-op.
Paul Deans from Furnichurch said: “Receiving this extra donation of food to our food bank is fantastic and very helpful in these hard times.
“With a greater influx of help needed during this time of year in particular. This donation is a blessing.
“It was also quite a surprise to us, but it is really nice to be thought about.”
Lincolnshire Co-op’s supply chain manager, Nicola Berry added: “We’re really pleased to be able to support people in our communities.
“We know that our donation will help the food banks to provide for many people in need over the festive period.”
Members of Lincolnshire Co-op can do their bit to support their local food bank by selecting them as their chosen Community Champion. This can be done by logging on to www.lincolnshire.coop and picking from the central list of champions.
This means every time they shop and use their dividend card, a donation from the Community Champions pot will go to their chosen food bank all year round.
If anyone would like to help and support Furnichurch and donate any spare food items that you may have for their food bank, this local charity would welcome any extra donations.
To donate any food items to Furnichurch, you can do so by popping into their premises which is based in 97 Victoria Road, Mablethorpe.
For more information about Furnichurch and the work that they do, you can visit their official website at; http://www.furnichurch.org.uk.