On Saturday 8th December, there’ll be collections in both Co-op and Sainsburys in Ruddington for our local food bank. The NG11 Food Bank at Clifton is run by the Trussell Trust, who reported a 13% increase in food bank use nationally in the past 6 months compared to this time last year.
The food bank provides a 3 day emergency food supply to people in crisis, who’ve been referred for support. The winter months, and especially Christmastime, are particularly hard for people living in poverty. Increased expenditure on gas and electricity can mean having to choose between food and warmth.
Ruddington shoppers have donated generously in previous years and we hope to do well again this year. Our volunteers will be collecting in Ruddington supermarkets between 9am and 3pm on Saturday 8th December, so please come and say hello! Any donations of non-perishable foodstuffs are welcome, but we’ll be giving out lists of suggested items if you’d like one.
Anyone living in Ruddington and unable to provide enough food for themselves or their family can be referred to the NG11 Food Bank, which is held at the Hope Church at the bottom of Southchurch Drive in Clifton. The volunteers are friendly and welcoming, and the food bank is open every Tuesday and Saturday from 9.30 to 11am. To find out more, please call 07538 916 757.
Councillor Jill Reedman