The network of facilities to feed people in crisis grew again yesterday as an Aylsham base was launched.

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Volunteers from Cromer and District Foodbank were at Aylsham Parish Church to collect donations and hand out parcels on the first day of the Broadland town’s foodbank.

It means that in just over six months, Cromer and District Foodbank has gone from nothing to having bases at Aylsham, Cromer Methodist church hall, St Joseph’s Church hall at Sheringham and the hall at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, North Walsham.

Foodbank chairman Tina Nicholas and her husband Malcolm were at Aylsham Church during the popular weekly Monday morning sale.

The main collection centre will remain at Cromer, but volunteers will gauge need each week and make up parcels to take to Aylsham each Monday. There is also a storage facility there.

Last year, Cromer and District Foodbank joined forces with the North Norfolk News for its Banking on You appeal, urging people to donate food and other items to help those going through a financial or housing crisis. The News office was inundated with donations, which were used to put together three-day parcels.

2 comments

  • What a burgeoning Norfolk, these food banks are really pulling the its all go go go for our economy, inching its way up the greasy pole. 13 million people below the poverty line and our banks are let off paying interest, multinationals pull faces at the taxman whilst our local Ton Ton Tory's are chucking compensation money at clapped our US companies, because their leader liked American history. Soon to come new TV program, 'food bank celebrity,' an extra tin of beans for spotting an out of work actor or ex councillor in the queue.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013

  • Why no local MP hijack of this story to (A) create pretence that they care, and in so doing (B) deflect thoughts that it might be govt policy at the root of the problem?

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    Mr Cameron Isaliar

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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