Foodbank boosted with harvest festival donations

Published on: 31 Oct 2014

HARVEST festivals are helping the Resound foodbank in Mangotsfield to make sure all is safely gathered in before winter.

Schools, churches and Women's Institutes are among those who have collected for the foodbank over the last couple of months.

Organisers are hoping the extra support, alongside regular donations from many in the community and more supermarket collections, will help them become self sufficient this year.

In the foodbank's first year, volunteers collected about 7,000 kilos of food and gave out nearly 9,000. The shortfall was met by donations to Yate and Sodbury foodbank and Tesco collections.

Co-ordinator Claire Collins said: “We are very grateful to all our supporters.”

One of the Resound volunteers, Jane MacSorley, said: “I feel sad that we need foodbanks in this day and age but we are much needed and many of the people who come to us are really desperate. 

“This can be upsetting at times and their stories heart-breaking but it’s nice to know we can offer a small amount of help.”

Some of the recent donations have come from: WI Hinton and Dyrham, WI Bromley Heath, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Pendennis Church, St Thomas A Becket Church, Mangotsfield Rainbows, Sanctuary Church, Emersons Green Baptist, St Augustine's Catholic Church, Barley Close Primary Sschool, Courtney Primary School, Mangotsfield Primary School, Tynings School, Bromley Heath Infants and Junior Schools, Stanbridge School, St James’ Playgroup, Pucklechurch Primary School, Badminton Road Methodists, Resound Church, Crossways Pre-school and l community members. 

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