King's Lynn Foodbank appeals for more food

KingsLynnFoodbankTo meet an increase in the number of people requiring emergency food packages King's Lynn Foodbank is now open an extra day, but they are appealing for much needed supplies to help meet demand.
King's Lynn Foodbank, an initiative of King's Lynn Churches Together with help from homeless charity, The Purfleet Trust, opened its doors in October and has subsequently provided food packages to over 270 people. 

The Foodbank moved into a warehouse in December which enables more food to be stored and makes the whole operation much easier. However since Christmas the team have noticed an increase in demand, with many of those they meet facing financial crisis because of a delay in benefits. 

As well as opening every Monday and Friday afternoon at The Purfleet Trust, 5 St Ann’s Fort, they are now open on a Wednesday, 2-4 pm to help meet demand but food supplies are rapidly running low.

Kevan Crane, Project Manager and Pastor of King's Lynn Baptist Church, said: “We had an excellent response from churches and schools donating Harvest collections but we are now in need of further supplies. This is why we are having a collection day on Saturday 17th March at Tesco on the Hardwick Industrial Estate.”

Kevan lists various items that the foodbank desperately need including tinned tomatoes, tinned fruit, breakfast cereals, fruit juice, UHT milk, tinned vegetables and rice pudding.

Volunteers are needed to help with the Food Collection Day on Saturday 17th March, 9 am – 4 pm at Tesco Hardwick Store. Volunteers will be tasked with giving out leaflets and inviting shoppers to donate an item from a list. 
If you can volunteer for an hour please contact Kevan on

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