Foodbank prepares for busy Christmas

10:45 15 November 2012

Bideford Foodbank is in need of a new dry storage area to cope with the busy Christmas period.

Bideford Foodbank is in need of a new dry storage area to cope with the busy Christmas period.

Archant

New dry store needed to help Bideford project cope with expected increase in demand.

THE new Bideford Foodbank is urgently seeking a dry store facility to prepare for a busy Christmas period.

Demand for the project’s three-day emergency food boxes has steadily increased since it opened in July.

The Christians Together in Bideford facility has already moved to larger temporary premises with the support of local supermarkets and businesses but is anticipating an increase in the number of referrals during December and January.

Bideford Foodbank Ambassador Terry Thorpe said: “We are looking for a suitable dry storage facility with easy vehicular access in the Bideford area that they can use to sort and store donations of food in.”

Anyone who might be able to help is asked to call 07874 206438 email info@bideford.foodbank.org.uk or visit the distribution centre in Mill Street on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 10.30am and 1.30pm.

0 comments

Other News Stories

The giant Ferris wheel that will be coming to the Devon County Show.

A £1million giant Ferris wheel is set to be one of the stand out attractions at this year’s Devon County Show.

Read more
Yesterday, 22:46
Train

All rail lines have now reopened at Vauxhall, following a fire

Read more
18 minutes ago
Ann Widdecombe

Former MP will give a talk at a Marie Curie fundraising event in The Guildhall next month

Read more
38 minutes ago
Honiton Mayor Caroline Kolek presents a gold standard certificate to Gaynor Whiting of Abbeyfield in Honiton. Ref mhh 16-17TI 9963. Picture: Terry Ife

Visit was made after Abbeyfield was recognised for providing a sterling service to its residents.

Read more
45 minutes ago

Extra trains are to be introduced between Exmouth and Exeter Central stations on Sundays.

Read more
10:00
Topsham needs a new town crier to ring the bell.

Topsham could be left without a town crier - if no-one applies for the current vacant position.

Read more
09:17

Conservatives Andrew Leadbetter, Rob Newby and Margaret Baldwin have all been elected as Topsham’s Exeter City Council representatives.

Read more

Police are seeking witnesses after vehicle acting in ‘suspicious manner’ stopped in Combe Martin and driver approached young boy yesterday (Thursday).

Read more
Braunton's big wave surfer Andrew Cotton.

Will you hop on your bike and join the 240-mile trek from Surrey to Saunton Sands beach?

Read more
David Whiteland, 84; Neil Whiteland, 51; and Alex Whiteland, 18. Picture: Sarah Howells

Family-owned business in Bideford is celebrationg 60 years of success.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Place a family notice

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Find a job in Devon



Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

FFind planning applications