Increasing demand depletes supplies at Netherfield Food Bank

"This has never happened before"

People have begun appealing on social media for donations to a food bank in Netherfield after its supplies were depleted for the first time since opening its doors.

The food bank opens each Wednesday and runs from Bethesda Church on Forester Street in the town.

“The Food Bank is always very grateful for any donations but this week we sadly ran out of supplies to give out,” a Facebook post read.

“This has never happened before so this is a heartfelt plea to please help us.

LIFELINE: The food bank is based at the Bethesda Church on Forester Street

“The demand is out stripping the donations and it would help greatly that if you feel you are able to give just a small amount the following is urgently needed.”

People are now being asked to donate fruit, fish, meat and vegetables, pasta sauce, rice, tea bags and small coffees. Donations of shampoo and shower gel are also being encouraged.

People can drop off donations at the Co-op in Netherfield at any time or St George’s Centre. You can also hand over donations to the food bank on Wednesdays between 1pm and 3pm.

Drop off points in Burton Joyce are at the Co-op, 30 Padleys Lane, 51 Criftin Road and 9 Hillcrest Gardens.

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