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.’

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/.