SOS as Seaton food bank struggles to meet demand

16:48 31 July 2014

Seaton food bank desperately needs  donations of non perishable goods like these.

Seaton food bank desperately needs donations of non perishable goods like these.

Archant

Shelves are almost empty say organisers as they launch a desperate appeal for more donations

Seaton Foodbank has launched a crisis appeal to help meet soaring demand.

Organisers say that in the past four weeks a record number of people have called for their help and they desperately need more donations.

A spokesman tod The Herald: “The shelves are almost completely empty, as volunteers have had the busiest month since the scheme opened almost two years ago.

“Foodbank in Seaton has proved over 1,000 meals to families in need in the Seaton area in just the last four weeks.

“The unprecedented demand, together with a drop in donations, have lead to the current crisis, with significant amounts of food having to be bought by the management team each week to meet the on –going demand.

“Although the Food bank does have limited finances these are only usually used in an emergency to top-up gaps in the store, not to refill whole empty shelves which is the case at the moment.

“The Food bank in Seaton are very grateful for the on-going support of the community but they are in immediate need of the items in order for the vital service to continue.”

A wide range of non perishable items are desperately needed at collection points in the large Co-op and Tesco. Donations can also be made at any of the churches in Seaton, Axmouth and Beer and also at the Seaton Town Hall.

Items include:

Cereals, baked beans, rice pudding (tinned), sponge pudding (tinned), tomatoes (tinned), tinned meat, tinned vegetables, tinned fish, tinned soup, tinned fruit, tinned pulses, tea bags (Pkts of 40), instant coffee milk UHT (long life) or powdered, fruit juice (carton - long life), sugar (500g), pasta/rice (1kg), instant mashed potato, pudding (longlife or tinned), instant custard (pkts), pasta sauce, biscuits and snack bars, squash/cordials, toilet rolls, female sanitary products.

A complete list can be found at www.seatonbaptistchurch.co.uk For more information about donating to, accessing or volunteering with Foodbank in Seaton, please contact the team on 07598 927997 or email foodbankseaton@gmail.com

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The President of Devon Petanque Region, John Thatcher, and Honiton mayor, Peter Halse, cut the ribbon to Honiton's new Petanque Club and court. Ref mhh 1161-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The petanque terrain at the Mountbatten Sports and Social Club was opened on Thursday, March 19.

Read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015
rugby generic picture

As the Lacemen’s Colts licked their wounds from their recent defeat by a strong Barum outfit, they travelled to Okehampton for a must-win game and produced the goods in a 25-15 result, writes Paz Parratt

Read more
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Rugby

Honiton second XV were confident and commanding across the pitch as they won a derby meeting with Sidmouth 41-10, writes Tom Churchward.

Read more
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Britain's 10 Most Wanted.

National Crime Agency and Crimestoppers launch appeal to capture 10 wanted men believed to be hiding in Spain.

Read more
Monday, March 16, 2015
Convivium

For many music lovers, a performance of Handel’s Messiah is as much a part of Easter as chocolate eggs, fluffy chicks and nodding daffodils.

Read more
Monday, March 16, 2015
Sidford Badminton Club

Sidford Social Hall plays host to a badminton club that is seeing numbers drop and is now in need of some fresh new faces.

Read more
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Exmouth tennis starlet Josie Culliford

Exmouth tennis starlet Josie Culliford enjoyed success at a recent competition in Cheddar, writes Stephen Birley.

Read more
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Football generic picture

With both Millwey Rise teams struggling to fulfil their numbers through injury and late withdrawals the ensuing results were better than what perhaps was expected, writes Dick Sturch.

Read more
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Super-fit Charlotte Venn - fundraising skydiver and marathon runner

Charlotte, who ran the Barcelona marathon in 2004, is hoping to raise £1,000 in sponsorship by taking part.

Read more
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Jack Britten, Devon Roe-Lavery, coach Helen Reddy, Catie Lee and Valentine Tutcher.

The acrobatic gymnastics season is well and truly under way for Honiton Gymnastics Club men’s pair Devon Roe-Lavery and Jack Britten.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 7°C

Most Read News

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder