Message from Jenny Lelan :
“The Andover foodbank would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has donated food and non-food items over the past few weeks. The Andover foodbank continues to be extremely busy. In the month of March we gave out a total of 139 single boxes and 127 family boxes – double pre-pandemic levels – and this week we have helped our first family of Ukrainian refugees. We are working closely with the local council to ensure that they have everything they need when they arrive in our community.”
This week the Andover foodbank is urgently in need of the following food items: Tinned Fish, Tinned Meat, Tinned Fruit & Long Life Fruit Juice”
For several years St Mary’s Church Monxton have been supporting the Andover Food Bank and there is a collection point for food items in the church. Alternatively, there are collection boxes in most Andover supermarkets.
Understandably, the current financial situation has meant that less food is being donated and consequently the Foodbank has had to resort to purchasing necessary items to deal with the extra demand. Any help with donating food or money would be very welcome. Food items (not money) can be left in church and will be taken to the Foodbank on a weekly basis or if this is a problem, please call 01264 710641so that collection can be arranged.