Wanted: cereal, jam, and tinned fruit - Ely foodbank appeals for donations after demand soars

Cathy Wright, Ely Foodbank Project Director, is appealing for more stock.

Cathy Wright, Ely Foodbank Project Director, is appealing for more stock. - Credit: Archant

Ely Foodbank has sent out an urgent appeal for donations after a surge in demand has them running low on stock.

The foodbank, on Chapel Street, is run by a team of volunteers, and helps keep those in need fed and watered.

But due to a recent increase in demand, the foodbank is running low on stock.

Cathy Wright, project director, said: “We don’t usually experience a shortage until March and April, but it’s come a bit early this year due to an increase in demand. We’re running low on tinned items, like fruit, meat, long-life milk and rice pudding.”

Items such as cereal, jam and pasta sauces are also on the foodbank’s ‘shopping list.’


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Food can be donated at the Ely branches of Sainsbury, Tesco and Waitrose, Soham donations can be received at Asda and Co-op, and Littleport donations can be recieved at Co-op.

For more information, please visit www.ely.foodbank.org.uk/.

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