Farm shop donates hamper to food bank to help families living in poverty

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Phil Payne with food hamper

Phil Payne with food hamper

 

Puxton Farm Shop and Butchers has donated a food hamper to Weston Food Bank to help ensure families in crisis do not go hungry.

Farm shop manager, Phil Payne, donated the bumper box of non-perishable items and produce to help restock Weston Food Bank after its busy festive period.

Weston Food Bank is one of over 400 UK Food Banks providing emergency food to people in crisis nationwide.

The scheme provides a minimum of three days’ emergency food from items donated by the public, and also offers support to local people living below the poverty line.

Mr Payne said: “The sad reality is that currently in the UK there are many families and individuals who do not have enough money to buy food.

“It isn’t a privilege to have food available; it is a basic need and without it, we simply cannot survive.

“We are delighted to support Weston Food Bank with our hamper and hope that it goes some way to helping those less fortunate this winter.”

It is estimated that there are currently 13 million people living below the poverty line in the UK and through the help of Food Banks many families are receiving the help they need.

To help Weston Food Bank replenish its stock and help local people in crisis, visit www.westonsupermare.foodbank.org.uk where a full list of required food items is listed.

 

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