by Rebecca Hannant
Youngsters in Hedon have come together to support the town’s food bank with donations as part of their summer Lifestyle project.
Over the six-week holiday Lucy Dawson, Lexie Bateman, Megan Bell and Chloe Witty spent hours outside Bilton Asda raising money as part of Lifestyle, a youth engagement scheme run by Humberside Police.
After they collected the money, the girls decided to go the extra mile and purchase food for the Hedon Community Foodbank. The remaining proceeds were donated to the Purple House Project in Hull.
Coordinator Sarah Rommell said: “The food bank is immensely grateful for the hours put in and the food received to help the local community.
“We would like to congratulate them for their efforts, and this really does make a big difference to our clients.”
A spokesperson for a referring agency for Hedon food bank said: “As one of social prescribers at Holderness Health GP practices I complete referrals to the food bank for our patients when they are in need of extra support.
“Everyone at the food bank is kind, supportive and non-judgmental. We never know who or when someone might need referring to them for help. There is always food, support and a welcoming smile ready to greet anyone who needs it.”
Hedon Community Foodbank, in Sheriff Highway at the Amy Black Community Centre, covers the whole of the HU12 postcode area and opens three times a week: Mondays from 5pm to 7.30pm, Wednesdays from 1pm to 2.30pm, and Fridays from 4pm to 6pm. They also deliver to the most vulnerable clients in the area.
For more information, call Sarah on 07808 131606 or Jason on 07808 360804.