Food bank ready to help those in need in Spilsby

Spilsby Food Bank is bursting with food - thanks to generous donations by the area's supermarkets.

Spilsby Food Bank is grateful for the generous donations.
Spilsby Food Bank is grateful for the generous donations.

The food bank run by Spilsby Christian Fellowship, has been supporting around 30 families throughout the pandemic - but, according to the church, there are still many people who don't like to ask for help.

"We have been so lucky with donations and are grateful to all those and the local supermarkets who are supporting us," said Judith Coe of Spilsby Christian Fellowship.

"However, we are finding that there are still local people here who just don't like to ask.

"We've put food outside for people to help themselves and people seem to prefer that but we would love to hear from others needing help too.

"It can make such a difference to a family that might be struggling at the moment.

"One mum was thrilled to be able to take some bread rolls because she could make hot dogs for her children for tea. It can make the whole family smile."

At the moment the stock is being stored in their building next door while extension work on the church continues.

"It's been so difficult to get workmen to finish the work but it had meant we have been able to keep the food in the portakabin which is up for sale.

"We've had interest in it but the problem has been getting it collected during the pandemic."

As well as providing food to the needy, the church is currently collecting items for Christmas boxes for children.

"We are collecting toys, colouring books and toiletries - anything that can help make Christmas special during these difficult times," said Judith.

To make a donation or nominate anyone needing help or a Christmas box, message Spilsby Christian Fellowship on their Facebook page.