A plea to help your local food bank from West Cornwall Health Watch
A PLEA TO HELP YOUR LOCAL FOOD BANK
We are all naturally concerned at this time for the health and wellbeing of ourselves and our loved ones. Can we however remember that many are in a desperate situation reliant on their local food bank to purely survive?
Demand for Food Banks has always sadly been high but this crisis threatens to engulf them.
Please- you can help !
As important as money is it is the supply of actual groceries that is of critical concern. The shelves are bare and where there is food you are limited to three tins per item . We shop for maybe 4 in our family, so imagine shopping for a family of 100 and growing by the day.
As you shop please add extra items to your trolley for the collection box on the way out. Tesco , Morrisons and Sainsburys have large collection boxes after their checkouts in each store. If you cannot not find one please ask at the information desks. Sadly customers have been helping themselves to donated produce so some boxes have been moved.
If you are shopping online as so many are then a monetary donation is great . Better still is drop something direct into the actual foodbank in your area.
Can you donate some time. Many volunteers are self-isolating and with the increase in demand this is causing great strain. If you can give just a couple of hours a week to help. Perhaps delivering food and aid to those self isolating Please contact your local Food Bank
Here are links to the Foodbanks in the far West of Cornwall:
HELSTON :The Mustard Seed Café , 14 Wendron Street, Helston, TR13 8PS
PENZANCE : The Store , Treweath Road, Treneere Estate, Penzance TR18 3PZ
CAMBORNE : The Centenary Centre , Centenary Methodist Centre, Centanary Street, Camborne TR14 8HS
THANKYOU FOR ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE
PLEASE KEEP SAFE