Money raised for urgently-needed items for Wisbech Foodbank

PUBLISHED: 12:41 06 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:41 06 November 2018

The urgently-needed items for families and single people in crisis was handed over to local co-ordinator Margaret Gibbs. Picture: SUBMITTED

The urgently-needed items for families and single people in crisis was handed over to local co-ordinator Margaret Gibbs. Picture: SUBMITTED

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The Fenland branch of Unite Community Union raised £100 to buy food for Wisbech Foodbank.

The urgently-needed items for families and single people in crisis was handed over to local co-ordinator Margaret Gibbs on Friday (November 2) by union branch chair Amy Broad.

Margaret said: “Generous donations from school harvest festivals and from groups like Unite have helped us build up a stockpile of food. But with the roll-out of the Universal Credit benefit in the area, demand has never been so high.

“And with winter coming and Christmas ahead, families are really going to feel the pressure.

“We’ll be working flat-out to help them through hard times.

“Our warehouse stock will go and we will rely on the continuing support of local people to build it up again.”

The Foodbank always needs donations of food and is also keen to hear from volunteers who can join the team collecting, sorting and distributing parcels.

If you can help, or if you need help contact Margaret at 07933 572054 or info@wisbech.foodbank.org.uk.

Unite Community Union campaigns on important issues for a fairer deal for people, holds regular local meetings and welcomes new members.

Anyone can join the team, for more information contact Steve at steve.cawley@yahoo.co.uk

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