Westmoreland Gazette 19 Nov 2015

Beavers help stock shelves of Windermere Foodbank in build-up to Christmas

        

Mike Addison, Assistant editor / Thursday 12 November 2015 / News   

 MEMBERS of the 1st Grange and Cartmel Beavers group have helped to stock the shelves at the Windermere and District Foodbank in the build-up to Christmas.  Fourteen six to eight-year-olds delivered 15kg of supplies they had collected as part of Scout Community Week, the initiative which has replaced the old Bob a Job tradition.

Beaver leader Claire Pearson said: “The children each brought an item of food to the collection as part of Scout Community Week but instead of simply sending the supplies to Windermere, they were really excited to visit the foodbank to see what happens behind the scenes.

“This meant weighing the food which is the way the foodbank monitors contributions and then searching for the sell-by date on each item before writing this in bold figures to ensure only the best is distributed.”

Foodbank project manager Magda Khan said: “The build-up to Christmas is always a busy time for the foodbank and it was great not only to receive the children’s contributions but to see how keen they were to experience how we sort the food to distribute to people in need.

 

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We are now Open 12pm - 3pm every Wednesday & Friday

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We have a foodbank collection point at the Ambleside Parish centre from 11am to 1pm every Thursday. Vouchers are also available from staff at the centre, please contact us for more details.

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