Young Diamond Jubilee 1st prize Raffle winner, Luke Predeth, 16, has donated an impressive hamper of foods to the newly launched FOOD BANK station here at Merchistoun Hall. Luke won the prize at the Horndean Community Association and Horndean Parish Council’s Diamond Jubilee event in the grounds of Merchistoun Hall on June 3rd 2012.
The giant hamper containing the food has been donated by Luke to the FOOD BANK.
Manager Brendan Charles said … ‘this is fantastic start to our programme for the year 2012/2013 helping and supporting the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our community with this fantastic and very kind donation from an extremely thoughtful young person. We hope that this will be the start of regular donations’.
The Food bank drop off station at Merchistoun Hall idea was brought to the association by its Secretary & Treasurer Jean Reynolds, ‘For some time now Horndean Baptist Church has been organising a FOOD BANK for needy persons or families in the Horndean Area. As a community association it was most appropriate for us to support this very worthwhile venture.’
HCA now has a basket into which the local community are invited to place contributions of non-perishable foods. These donations are then made up into boxes of nutritionally balanced food to support people who are experiencing financial (and therefore) emotional crisis.
- Tins – vegetables, meat, fish, fruit. puddings
- Drinks – long life milk, orange juice
- Sugar, Tea, Coffee
- Cereals, pasta, rice, potato mash
- Sauces – for pasta etc.
We will be most grateful for your regular (monthly, fortnightly, weekly) contributions which will be passed to the organiser at the Baptist Church.