Axminster food bank’s urgent appeal for supplies

Axminster food bank - Canned Sunshine

Axminster food bank - Canned Sunshine - Credit: Archant

Group desperately needs to replace stock destroyed when its storeroom was flooded

Operators of Axminster’s ‘Canned Sunshine’ food bank have issued an urgent appeal for supplies after their store room was flooded.

A faulty water meter has been blamed for the incident which swamped the cellar at the Axminster Health and Wellbeing Centre

Most of the stock was drenched, rendering it unfit for distribution.

Other items including sleeping bags and gloves, which the centre stocks to give to people who are homeless, were also ruined.

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“We would be very grateful if the public are able to donate food stuffs, toiletries or cash to help replenish our shelves and get Axminster Food Bank back in full swing,” a spokeswoman told The Midweek Herald.

Goods can be donated directly to the centre in Chard Street or to collection points at the large Co-op and Tesco in Axminster.

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For further information, please call the centre on 01297 32331 and ask to speak with the food bank manager.

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