LYME Regis Foodbank is currently helping about 25 people a week who are experiencing ‘food insecurity’.
Over the summer, the foodbank welcomed new volunteers who are working hard to get food to those in need in our community.
They also delivered recipe bags to local schoolchildren on the free school meals programme during the summer holidays, teaching them how to make delicious and nutritious meals.
Recipes included pasta arrabiata, fish cakes and Dorset apple cake and during July and August, with almost 200 recipe bags given out.
The foodbank, operated by LymeForward, has also been fortunate enough to receive lots of donations of fresh produce which volunteers have been delighted to pass on to their clients.
A spokesperson for the foodbank said: “Lyme Garden Growers, Lyme Regis Allotments Association and local individuals have been really generous with their additional produce, including green beans, courgettes, cucumbers, tomatoes, strawberries, blackberries, plums and apples and we receive beautiful local eggs every week from a local resident.”
The foodbank is now looking for more volunteers to collect donations from local shops.
Volunteers need to be relatively fit and strong and able to drive, available once a fortnight to help those in need.
Tasks will include:
- Visiting local stores to collect foodbank donations
- Delivering donations to foodbank HQ in Lyme Regis
- Liaising with store employees
- Working in a close-knit team
- Receiving appropriate training
Those interested in volunteering should contact Joanna Boyce by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07955 772 314.