Pictured at the King's Centre Food Bank this week are manager Teresa Hawkes, Community Action Team Manager Norman Amey and helper Mike Allen. The Centre is appealing for more donations, particularly meat, vegetables, fruit, sugar and milk. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mhh 0692-40-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Supplies are needed now more than ever as winter draws near.
A food bank in Honiton is making a desperate plea to the public for more donations after food reserves reached a critical new low over September.
The King’s Centre Food Bank, located in the King’s Centre, opposite Honiton Police Station, is a local store of non-perishable food operated by volunteers from churches and the wider community in and around Honiton.
A drop in donations has left the bank reeling. Manager Teresa Hawkes said: “We are coming to the worst part of the year – winter. We need as much food donated as possible, as we look to make food parcels over Christmas. We have a glut of beans and pasta, but little else. Tins and packets of other food are most acceptable.”
Perishable produce is not taken in at the food bank. Teresa compiled a short list of what the bank is looking for, which includes sugar, biscuits, custard, rice and sponge puddings, UHT milk, squash and juices and coffee.
Various tinned goods such as potatoes, meat and vegetables are also accepted.