Harvest gifts for Keynsham Foodbank

Published on: 09 Nov 2013

Harvest time proved more than fruitful for Keynsham’s Foodbank, which collected more than 1,400 kilos of food for those in need during the period.

The total – 1,436.85 kilos, to be precise – included donations from all of the town’s junior and primary schools, Farmborough Primary, Barrs Court, Barrs Court Day Nursery and Here We Grow Pre-school in Saltford.

Six churches in Keynsham, Saltford and Stockwood also added food to the collection.

The team behind the foodbank believe the generous donations have come just at the right time as they fear many people will be hit by rising energy prices and changes to the benefits system.

Foodbank coordinator Alan Hale said: “The plight of those in our community who are in food crisis or food poverty has clearly touched the hearts of the vast majority of the communities in Keynsham, Saltford and places nearby. 

“The team are reassured that what they and the volunteers are doing is appreciated and believed necessary by the local people.

“Sadly anyone could with a sudden change of fortune find themselves in need. 

“I would like to offer my sincere thanks to all who gave to the foodbank through the Harvest Festival, we are blessed with a most generous community around us.”

Keynsham Foodbank volunteers will be holding their next collection of food and toiletries at Tesco in Keynsham on November 29 and 30, between 8am and 4pm.

 

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