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The Parish of Three Saints

Foodbank

           ALL ABOUT the...........

 

 

 • Started in 2012 for the people of Burnham, Highbridge & the surrounding areas, the Highbridge Area Foodbank has fed 12,779 people (3,928 of those under 16yrs)

• In 2020 2,688 people were fed (661 under 16’s)

• In 2020 we provided the equivalent of 24,192 meals

• 51 referral agencies in our area including Citizens Advice, Village Agents, Police, Doctors, Health Visitors, Schools and Social Workers who can identify people in crisis and issue with a Foodbank voucher (a 3-day supply of food)

• Every day UK people go hungry for a variety of reasons. A simple bag of food makes a big difference, with Foodbanks helping to prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.

• All donations welcomed of non-perishable in-date food (see separate list for our most needed items)

• Volunteers countrywide collect, sort and make up food bags to give to those in need at Trussell Trust Foodbanks, locally we have more than 33 volunteers & Trustees. Any volunteer vacancies are advertised on our Facebook page.

LOCAL FOOD DONATION POINTS LOOK OUT FOR THE BASKETS IN YOUR LOCAL CHURCHES 

BURNHAM TESCO TA8 1EZ (in store purchases – or separately bagged)

BURNHAM METHODIST CHURCH College St. TA8 1AS (Opening times below)

LYMPSHAM POST OFFICE Lympsham Rd BS24 0DN (opening times vary)

ASDA HIGHBRIDGE TA9 3BX (in store purchases – or separately bagged)

COLLECTION BOX at The Vicarage, 38, Rectory Road, Burnham On Sea TA8 2BZ

FOODBANK OPENING TIMES to redeem Foodbank vouchers: BURNHAM METHODIST CHURCH (College St, Burnham TA8 1AS) Tues10-12 & Sat 10-12noon HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH (106 Church St, Highbridge TA9 3HW) Thurs 9.30-12noon

For more information and real stories of how the foodbank has helped, or to make a financial donation please visit our website at https://highbridgearea.foodbank.org.uk u

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT Registered charity number 1147076 Part of the Trussell Trust group of Foodbanks       

We welcome donations of any in date non-perishable food. Our most needed items are:

• Tinned Vegetables of all types.

• Tinned Potatoes or packet mash

• Tinned Spaghetti or similar

• Tinned Tomato

• Tinned Fruit of all types

• Tinned Rice Pudding

• Tinned or packet Custard

• UHT Milk

• Long life Fruit Juice & Squash

• Small jars of Coffee

• Wrapped bars of Soap

We have been blessed with large stocks of Soup, Beans, Pasta & Breakfast Cereals and are struggling to store more!

Thank you, from the team at Highbridge Area Foodbank