Food Banks in West Norfolk in Donations Push
8:15am 28th November 2014
The foodbank in Kings Lynn say they've had a good response so far to a drive for donations.
They've teamed up with local supermarkets to try and get people to buy a few extra items as they shop this weekend.
After experiencing a slight lull in demand, Chairman of the foodbank, Pastor Kevin Crane, says they're expecting an increase in the new year.
“There was a bit of a drop, although we were still seeing around 150 people a month. But October and November has seen around 200 to 250 a month. That includes adults and children.”
He says they will only help those in short term financial crisis, which can be because someone has lost their job, or been told their benefits payments won’t arrive for a few days:
“Individuals and families still have to go through the assessment process for every voucher. We have registers organisations, all local, that distribute the vouchers. They will clients need at that time. Clients can only come 3 times within a 6 month period.”