A food crisis charity has been awarded a £5,000 grant to help its growing outreach work.

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Cromer and District Foodbank has been given the money from the North Norfolk District Council Big Society Fund to help with operational costs and supporting volunteers.

The news comes after it was revealed in the News that the foodbank, which has had a base at Cromer’s Methodist church hall for two months, is opening a second centre at St Joseph’s Catholic church hall on November 28.

The organisation, which has already helped scores of needy people who have fallen on hard times in north Norfolk, is also looking to add bases at Holt and Aylsham.

The project was started in March 2012 to help people in need by providing them with emergency food and support until help from other agencies kicks in.

It is one of 250 foodbanks across the UK, which operate in association with the Trussell trust, a Christian charity that set up the first foodbank in Salisbury in 2004.

● See www.cromerdistrict.foodbank.org.uk

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