The Infection Prevention & Control and Microbiology team at the James Paget have handed over boxes full of donations to Great Yarmouth Foodbank.
The small team collected an assortment of tins and packets of foodstuffs and goodies including chocolates and sweets for the foodbank which is run via local churches, including St Andrews and St Mary Magdalene in Gorleston, Gorleston Baptist Church, and the Salvation Army.
The aim is to provide short-term emergency food relief to people and families in crisis in the area, and the foodbank is supported by individual donations as well as supermarkets including Morrisons and Tesco.
People who have been made redundant, who have become ill or are experiencing benefit delay are among those who can be assisted by the foodbank, with the team working with local agencies including housing support officers, children’s centres, health visitors, social services, schools, GPs and some local charities who issue foodbank vouchers and provide help and support.
Vouchers can then be exchange for a foodbank parcel, which generally contain several days worth of items.
Yesterday, Tuesday 5 December, foodbank volunteer Tricia Slade and St Andrews churchwarden Brian Burcham came to the James Paget to collect the items that had been gathered – two trolleys worth loaded into boxes – and the team were presented with a certificate for their work.
For more information about the Foodbank and how you can help please visit www.greatyarmouthfoodbank.co.uk/