Foodbank News - October 2018

Following hard after an incredibly busy spring, the Foodbank has had a rela-tively quiet summer. July is often a quiet month and this has been the case this year also. We hope that the warm weather has helped our clients.

You may have seen plenty in the news about Holiday Hunger and families potentially struggling over the school holidays. After consultation with headteachers in individual schools, the Foodbank has provided for the past 2 years holiday food bags for around 70 primary school children from 9 schools. This proactive approach is designed to help those who might find it a pinch over the holidays and allow them extra budget for some nicer things in the holidays. We have been well supported again by Rotary Clubs who deliver the bags and by our volunteers who make up the bags in between all other duties.

The quieter months have allowed us some time to get prepared for the busi-est months of the year. The new Harvest Shopping List can be found in the Minchinhampton Church weekly Pew sheet.

PLEASE help support your Foodbank with food and funds this Harvest. This transforms lives.

Wendy Fontaine