Why Maldon's foodbank is a real lifeline

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Pastor Rob Sefton with the food parcels for the needy Pastor Rob Sefton with the food parcels for the needy

Christmas is the time for giving and that certainly rings true for generous residents in Maldon.

Donations to the town’s food bank, based at the Maldon Elim Church, in Wantz Road, to help cash-strapped families over the festive period are on the up.

More than 40 special Christmas hampers were handed out to the needy on Wednesday, after a supermarket food collection the previous week filled the pantry’s stocks.

Pastor Rob Sefton said: “It just shows that this is a massive problem. We want to thank all the people who have donated and the supermarkets that helped.”

He urged supermarkets to set up more collection days in the hope of keeping stocks high.

Those who use the food bank spoke of it as a “lifeline”.

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10:36am Sat 28 Dec 13

Jack222 says...

It's a damning indictment that we now need foodbanks - and so many of them.

I dont think the economy is improving Mr Cameron - having more extremely low paid jobs is not an answer. How many billions have we wasted on pointless wars recently?
It's a damning indictment that we now need foodbanks - and so many of them. I dont think the economy is improving Mr Cameron - having more extremely low paid jobs is not an answer. How many billions have we wasted on pointless wars recently? Jack222

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