Foodbank delighted with response
Storehouse, the Sudbury Foodbank started by Stour Valley Vineyard Church, said it had seen an amazing response to its Harvest Appeal from communities in Sudbury and the surrounding area.
So far 35 churches, schools and nurseries had made Storehouse Foodbank their focus for giving this year.
Storehouse team leader and pastor Emma Stewart-Darling said: “With the generous donations, as they stand, we will be able to provide food for more than 300 people, providing in the region of 940 meals.
“These gifts will help us to prepare for the cold winter months ahead when people are stretched even further when the heating bills come in.
“It’s hard to imagine having to choose between feeding your family and keeping them warm, but these are choices that some of our drop-in users face as the temperature starts to drop.
“As we move into autumn, we’re seeing an increase in people finding themselves in crisis and needing an emergency food bag, so we are really grateful for the generosity of the community we live in.”
Storehouse was started in 2007 by Stour Valley Vineyard Church. It now has a weekly volunteer team of 15 people.
Food can be donated at stations at Ipswich Building Society, Waitrose and local Co-op stores.