Yercombe Lodge donates large amount to Stroud District Foodbank
4:02pm Friday 4th October 2013 in News
A DAY care centre in Stinchcombe has pulled out all the stops to collect a large amount of food for those most in need in the community.
Resident s and carers at Yercombe Lodge, as well as their relatives and friends, banded together to donate soup, tinned food, bread, cereals, vegetables, biscuits, rice and everything in between to Stroud District Foodbank, which provides emergency meals to those hardest up in the district.
Activities co-ordinator Amanda Marsh was pleased that their hardwork had resulted in eight large boxes of food being gathered for the charity as part of their harvest festival celebrations.
“It’s not only a nice way of contributing and giving thanks but to promote links within our community,” she said.
“I am really pleased with how everyone has got into it, especially for the people who can’t go shopping themselves. It’s actively brought something to them which they would not normally be able to do.
“It can be frustrating to not be able to get out and help the same way they used to be able to. They have been really keen to get involved and do this.”
Stroud District Foodbank collects food donated from various sources and sorts it into emergency meal packages for people with foodbank vouchers.
These are given by doctors, health visitors, social workers and others who have identified people in crisis.
A spokesman for the foodbank said it was really grateful for the support .
"Their generosity and commitment is typical of the support we have been receiving from other schools, churches and community groups," he said.
"Without people like the residents of Yercombe Lodge we wouldn’t be open as all our food is donated by local individuals who make the decision to make a difference in our community by helping Foodbank.”
Comments are closed on this article.