Seaton answers food bank SOS

PUBLISHED: 16:22 19 January 2015 | UPDATED: 16:24 19 January 2015

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Shelves were constantly replenished, despite busy weeks

Food Bank in Seaton organisers have praised local people for helping them meet record demand for vital supplies over the recent holidays.

They say thanks to their “amazing generosity” - and donations from a local shop - the team was able to cope with all calls for help over the Christmas period.

Food bank secretary Simon d’Albertanson said: “Despite having had our busiest week ever, during the week before Christmas, the bank’s shelves were replenished ready for the Christmas Eve drop-in.

“The boxes in Tesco and Co-op are a reflection on the huge generosity of the people of Seaton.”

Volunteer Kate Jones, who has taken over the management of the Food bank Facebook page, added: “Thank you so much to everyone who’s contributed in 2014. There’s been so much kindness shown by people, who have brought in special Christmas treats along with the usual essentials.”

Local trader Janet Phillips, from Panic designs, also helped out by supplying specialist outdoor rations that have been given to a number of rough sleepers who have been supported by the food bank in recent weeks.

Food Bank in Seaton welcomes donations of non-perishable food at the large Co-op and Tesco in Seaton. Donations can also be made at any of the churches in Seaton, Axmouth and Beer and also at the town hall in Seaton.

Suitable foods 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 (packets of 40), instant coffee, milk UHT (long life) or powdered, fruit juice (carton, long life), sugar (500g), pasta/rice (1kg), instant mashed potato, pudding (long life or tinned), instant custard (packets), 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, please contact the team on 07598 927997 or email foodbankseaton@gmail.com

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