Feeding Gainsborough is continuing to help struggling families

Over the Christmas period Feeding Gainsborough helped 400 families in the week up to Christmas Day by proving food and support.

A post on the Feeding Gainsborough Facebook page said: “We also gave intensive support to 80 families, weekly, for a six week period running up to Christmas.

“In-between Christmas and New Year we provided free foods to more than 100 families per day outside Bread and Roses Community Pantry in Gainsborough Market Square.

“During this period Feeding Gainsborough distributed 17,109 additional meals including nearly 2,000 Christmas dinners.

Helping to feed struggling families

“The new lockdown will present many challenges for our organisation and individuals and families impacted by the extra costs or reduced income due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Our response to this is our members, Affordable Foods Gainsborough and Bread and Roses Community Pantry, are holding reduced price sales of essential foods and goods, we have established a Community Freezer and Fridge outside our new unit at 4 Market Place, Gainsborough.

"This will be topped up daily, alongside our current rack of ambient goods, bakery and fresh fruit and vegetables, with a wide selection of foods to allow people in need the dignity of choice over the foods they require. Please take responsibly what you need and leave enough for others.

“Our Food Truck will be on the Market Square on Tuesday's and Saturday's and anyone in need of a free hot meal can collect one having contacted us privately on Facebook Messenger in advance to arrange a suitable time and date with a one-off code.

“We will also look to expand the hot meal service from our food outlet at STANS Pocket Park on Friday's and Sunday's. Please remember all hot meals are takeaway service only. Please adhere to Covid-19 rules when collecting your meal.

“Huge thanks go to our partner organisations, staff and volunteers who have worked tirelessly to ensure our service continue.”

For more information visit www.facebook.com/FeedingGainsborough.

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