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Cash Lifeline for Struggling Charity
A foodbank charity has received a much needed cash boosts from local agencies.
The Long Eaton & Sawley Foodbank is grateful for the support from the following:
~ a grant of £2,000 from the Community Fund of Derbyshire County Councillor Claire Neil;
~ £770 from the Erewash Borough Council’s Community Grant Fund;
~ £500 provided by the Long Eaton Asda supermarket’s customer green token giving scheme;
~ £748.82 donation from the benevolent fund of Saint–Gobain PAM UK (formerly Stanton Ironworks);
~ and a £1927 donation from the Local Co-op Community Fund
Commented Norman Thomas, chair of the Long Eaton & Sawley Foodbank trustees: “We cannot thank the donors enough. Their generosity will help us to continue providing a minimum of three day’s emergency food to local people in need, as well as additional support to help people get back on their feet.”
“The foodbank is run by local people for local people – distributing food items donated by members of this community, either at the big collection at the Tesco store, the collection basket in store, and directly in parcels delivered to the foodbank from individuals, churches, schools and local companies. The generosity of this local community ensures those in need are supported.”
Since opening in October 2012 the foodbank has provided food parcels to more than 7,405 people (adults and children), who would otherwise have gone hungry.
Most of those who come to foodbanks are not homeless. They are people who have hit hard times, who've been made redundant, become ill or are experiencing benefit delay.
“The one-off donations we have received swell the finances of the foodbank but they paint a distorted picture,” explained Norman Thomas.
“Many grant applications are unsuccessful, competition for funds is intense and successful applications are usually limited to the purchase of equipment, structural developments and training. The majority of grant giving bodies do not support salaries or running costs. The real need of the foodbank is an assured monthly income which will cover the monthly outgoings and salary of the manager.
“We would like to ask people to commit to regular small donations (up to £10) through direct debit, to invest in the future of our project and help us provide much-needed support to those in crisis in our community.
If you would like to help the charity to continue to provide nutritious meals for those in need and transform lives, contact Pat Hassall, manager of the Long Eaton & Sawley Foodbank tel. 07950 547671 or email
alternatively visit www.longeatonsawley.foodbank.org.uk.
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