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Food bank profits from building society

22 December 2014

The Nationwide Building Society in Skegness has donated food to the local community food larder.

Staff and customers using the Skegness branch of the building society donated the food, which was then taken to St Matthew’s Church in Skegness. From there all the food parcels are taken to the Storehouse to be dispatched to those in need.

Kirsty Mowbray, the customer host at the branch and church volunteer with the toddler group, hand delivered the food to St Matthew’s: “This is something we are passionate about, helping local people and we have had notices up in our store for weeks. Our customers have been very generous and if people can even spare just one extra tin in their shopping each week it will really help. It is important to give to somebody else at this time of year.”

From St Matthew’s, the food is then taken to the Storehouse by Churchwarden Terry Allaway and his colleagues. “This larder was set up sometime ago through the Skegness Fellowship of Churches and is now operated out of Storehouse. We act as a collection point for all of the churches in the group.” Said Terry. It’s not too late to donate food either: “The church will be open through to Christmas and we will take it as and when we can.”

Christmas isn’t the only time you can donate to your food banks though: “Christmas focuses our thoughts to those in need, but there are people in need throughout the year, so it is important to remember that,” said Terry.

The Storehouse provided 1100 food parcels to people in Skegness in 2013 and is collecting food throughout the year.

For more information visit www.thestorehouse.co.uk