On receiving a telephone call recently from the Foodbank based at St Paul’s in Spennymoor, the Town Council enquired as to how the food bank was doing for donations.
Whilst they are still coming in, the food bank said there are some items that they are short of.
Immediately, the Town Council offered a further £500, on top of the £500 donated in March, so that they could specifically shop for those items.
Spennymoor Town Mayor, Cllr Elizabeth Wood, said that the Town Council was very pleased to be able to help further in these testing times and was delighted to hand over the £500 cheque to Maurice Aspey, one of the food bank volunteers.
Peter MacLellan, CEO of Durham Christian Partnership, who run the Spennymoor food banks at Trinity Methodist Church and St Paul’s through its Durham Foodbanks service said: “We would like to thank everyone who donates to and volunteers at our food banks. We couldn’t do this without you, and especially at such a critical time as this.”
The food banks continue to welcome donations during opening hours, with Spennymoor Trinity, based at Trinity Methodist Church in Rosa Street the most convenient drop off point. The food bank there is open on Tuesdays between 10am and 12 noon.
Donations can also be left at St Paul’s during its opening times of 10am until 12 noon every Friday. The food bank is situated at St Paul’s Centre, Whitworth Terrace DL16 7LS.
“At the moment, we are very short of a few items,” said Peter. “We could really use donations of tinned or powdered potatoes, long life fruit juices, tinned tomatoes, custard and rice pudding.
“Of course we welcome donations of anything from our usual list of items, which can be found on our website.”
If you would like to contact the food bank for any information, call 0191 303 7559 or email web1(at)durhamfoodbank.org.uk.