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Charity needs food for families
9:00am Friday 14th September 2012 in News
COLCHESTER Foodbank is appealing for more produce after a huge rise in demand.
The charity has given out 1,868 boxes of food to families this year.
The Rev Andrew Fordyce, chairman of the charity, said demand was four times higher than in 2011.
He added: “Word is getting out, so more charities are using us.
“If you break down the stats, many people come to us because they have had a benefit delay.”
Care professionals issue needy people with a Foodbank voucher.
Every Colchester Co-op store now has a collection point.
People can also drop off food at Colchester Foodbank at the Big Yellow Storage Company, in Turner Road.
You can donate cereals, tinned food, pasta sauces, pasta and rice, sugar, tea, biscuits and snack bars etc.
For more information go to colchester.foodbank.org.uk, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01206 576859.