Saturday, 21 October 2017

Shoppers support food bank

SHOPPERS have been thanked for supporting the Lighthouse Food Bank in Henley over the past year.

SHOPPERS have been thanked for supporting the Lighthouse Food Bank in Henley over the past year.

The food bank is run by Nomad in partnership with Churches Together in Henley with each church having a food collection box for members of their congregations to contribute to.

Food stocks are boosted by local schools donating their harvest festival collections. The schools include Badgemore, Sacred Heart, Trinity and Peppard primaries as well as Rupert House and Bishopswood School.

Volunteers from Henley Lions Club have manned collection points outside the Tesco and Waitrose stores.

A Nomad spokeswoman said: “We are also grateful for the generosity shown by the people of Henley who provided a vast range of food items for our Christmas food parcels.”



The food bank supplies about 30 food parcels a month to individuals and families of all ages in the Henley area. In December, this number rose to 100 to support families in the festive season.

The spokeswoman said: “Nomad would like to thank the volunteers who help throughout the year and those who helped to deliver the Christmas food parcels.

“It is truly a community effort and one that we look forward to continuing in 2015.”

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