In-demand foodbank outgrows its storage space

THE number of people using Lyme Regis Foodbank has gradually increased month on month and, as the government furlough scheme comes to an end, further demand is expected.

Throughout this difficult period, the local community has continuously demonstrated its exceptional generosity with donations of money and food.

This has meant the foodbank has quickly outgrown its storage space at The Hub and had to take over the large hall upstairs while other groups were not using it.

LymeForward, which runs the foodbank, has now been awarded a grant from the Dorset Community Foundation for the construction of a large cupboard built at the rear of The Hub stage, enabling storage of much of the long- life items.

A disused shower room downstairs has also been pressed into service as a forward storage unit where the volunteers pack and distribute our food parcels.

Particular items which are in constant need include:

  • Tinned spaghetti
  • Tinned cold meat
  • Custard
  • Sweet spread (jam, etc.)
  • Savoury spread (e.g. Shiphams pastes)
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Washing powder/liquid

For more details on the Foodbank or how to donate, visit www.lymeforward.com or email manager@lymeforward.com

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About Francesca Evans 2545 Articles
Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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