New W Norfolk foodbank tackles hidden poverty

FoodTins314On Saturday October 12 the new Hunstanton foodbank organised its first collection of food in the town’s High Street, launching a service designed to tackle hidden poverty.

A foodbank is being launched in the coastal town of Hunstanton, West Norfolk, to meet a felt need for a more local foodbank service, where previously residents in financial crisis had to travel to King’s Lynn.

Councillor Richard Bird, who has helped churches in the area to set up the organisation of the foodbank, suggested that the rural location could mean there are people living in poverty under the radar. 

He said: ““We have no definitive evidence but we have certainly got a strong feeling that it is needed and we are now setting up a network of people.”

He added that he hoped the presence of a foodbank in the area would in turn encourage more people to come forward. “We don’t want people to need it but we want it to be in place if and when they do.”

Following the first food collection held on Saturday October 12, food parcels will be made available to collect from The Mustard Seed coffee shop, close to Hunstanton town centre, which is run by The Way Christian Fellowship.

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