In order to help those in need further, Spelthorne Borough Council has donated £2,000 to each of the four food banks in the Borough ahead of the Christmas period.
The Council, recognising the fantastic community spirit these facilities show, have made the donation to further help those in need at Christmas time.
Cllr Maureen Attewell, Portfolio Holder for Community Wellbeing, said: "I would like to thank the food banks in the Borough for assisting families in need. The work they do is immensely important and it showcases the strength of community in Spelthorne. Christmas can be a challenging time of year for a number of people and this donation, I hope, will ease some of the burdens on those in need."
The four food banks in the Borough are:
Run by St Saviour's Church, Sunbury Common; provides seven-day food parcels to those really in need. Contact email@example.com for further details.
The Food Bank in Staines-upon-Thames provides local families and individuals with a seven day parcel of food and essential household supplies to cover emergency situations. It operates by referral only from organisations across the Borough including Social Services, Citizens Advice Bureau, Home Start, schools, clergy. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Stanwell Food Bank
Stanwell Food Bank serves the Stanwell and Stanwell Moor community and is able to provide a seven day emergency food parcel for those who are in need of assistance. They operate by referral from a wide range of agencies such as Rentstart, Job Centre Plus, Citizens Advice Bureau and Home School Link Workers. Contact email@example.com for further details.
For information on the service the Salvation Army provides, contact: Aimee.Miller@salvationarmy.org.uk