Thanks to our wonderful community it was a busy time for Littleport’s Food Bank last December.
We were able to provide full Christmas Dinners for people to cook on Christmas Day and treats like chocolates and festive tins of biscuits.
The last Tuesday of the Christmas Term we were invited to LECA, Littleport and East Cambs Academy to collect the food students had donated, and to judge a special competition – the containers the students had made to put the food in. We loved going to LECA but judging was very difficult as all the containers were so well made and creative.
We were also invited to a Carol Service at Whitemoor Prison to collect all the donations from the prisoners. This was
a very moving service, and it meant a lot to us to be invited. It was also rewarding when the prisoners came up to chat and they felt so relaxed with us now we have been for several visits.
We are extremely grateful to St George’s Church for allowing us to take over the choir vestry. At one point it was difficult to find a piece of spare floor to walk on. Mandy who is our cupboard supervisor works very hard in keeping the cupboards in order. It is always very noticeable when she has a day off!
The new year began with Slimming World donating food to us every Friday which was such a huge help to us. January can be such a difficult month for many people.
We open Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am – 12 noon. And as we are independent we are able to help in more ways than just supplying food.
We are able to help many families, especially single people, through difficult and often distressing times. Hardship can strike at any time. And we always feel happy when we see people we have helped return to become the donators to Foodbank.
It does take a certain amount of courage to walk through the door of a foodbank for the first time, but we are always pleased to be able to help.
We are grateful to all those kind and thoughtful people who are in a position to be able to donate to Foodbank. Thank you on behalf of everyone who uses Littleport Foodbank.