Our local Food Bank, which serves Clifton and Ruddington, has put out a call for seasonal items to include in Christmas parcels to bring some festive cheer to families facing financial pressures. Please pick up a Shopping List in the Co-op and leave your donations in the collection points in the store, at the Honeycomb, in St Peter’s Rooms and St Peter’s Church. Food Banks across Nottinghamshire are providing emergency food and support for local people in crisis. Money management advice and referral underpins the work of Food Banks in order to bring some stability to family finances.
Since we started collections in the village in July, over 800kg of food items have been donated to the Trussell Trust-seeded Food Bank. Parcels are packed at the Hope Church Clifton centre and include nutritionally-balanced meals for three days. Ruddington volunteers make weekly trips to deliver the non-perishable items and catch up with the team there. Co-ordinator Wendy White says: “We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the Ruddington community. We really want to help anyone in the village who is missing meals in order to pay other bills.”
Food Bank vouchers are issued by frontline care professionals such doctors, teachers, family workers and religious leaders. If you are struggling to put food on the table, don’t hesitate, please get in touch with Wendy White 07538 916757 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Louise Third (Ruddington volunteer)