King's Lynn Foodbank needs collection day help
King's Lynn Foodbank are looking for volunteers to help with their first collection day on Saturday 3 September.
King's Lynn Foodbank would like to hear from people who can give up one hour on Saturday 3 September to stand at the Foodbank collection point and give shoppers a shopping list and a leaflet inviting them to donate one item, from the list, to Foodbank as they leave the store.
There will be two volunteers on duty each hour throughout the day. A member of the Foodbank Steering Group will also be on duty to answer any questions the shoppers may have about Foodbank.
If you are able to help please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Paul 01553 763015. Mon to Fri – 10am to 12.00 Noon. (or leave your contact details on the answerphone and Paul will get back to you)
There will be a short briefing session for all volunteers, helping on the collection day, on Thurs 1st September at King's Lynn Baptist Church. 7.30pm.
There has been great support from local voluntary and statutory groups for the project which provides emergency food boxes to people in need.
Kevan Crane, Pastor of King's Lynn Baptist Church said, "Churches Together are excited about the launch of King`s Lynn Foodbank as there is a real need for this project in King's Lynn.
Parts of King's Lynn fall into the top 10% of the most deprived areas in the UK. People are struggling with debt and making ends meet.
This project will provide emergency food to people in crisis and offer additional support to help break the cycle of poverty, putting people in touch with relevant agencies who can offer further support."
The foodboxes are packed and distributed by volunteers. Local schools are also getting involved by planning special harvest collections. The management team are busy recruiting volunteers and the Foodbank will operate from the premises of The Purfleet Trust in King's Lynn.
King's Lynn Foodbank are planning to open on Monday 26th September.