Morpeth Lions assist local food bank
Recently, Richard Nash, President of the Lions Club of Morpeth had pleasure in presenting a cheque for £1000 to Linda Fugill, Project Manager of Wansbeck Valley Food Bank. This took place in the Food Bank’s new premises at Northgate and gave some of the Lions the opportunity to see how this valuable facility works. Lion Margaret Trewick was put through her paces by making up a bag containing three days supplies.
Richard said to Linda ‘For many years, Morpeth Lions has collected donations in Morrisons, Morpeth in December – for which the Club is very grateful. We then arranged for food parcels to be made up and delivered just before Christmas to numerous households in the area. Wansbeck Valley Food Bank undertakes a similar role throughout the year and with the benefit of its many professional contacts are able to identify the most needy. We felt that in anticipation of this December’s Lions collection from the ever generous Morrisons’ customers, money raised would be best put to use by supporting the excellent work you provide for the less fortunate in our communities. By making the donation now, the food bank should be able to stock up before the Christmas rush’.
In thanking the Lions for this donation, Linda said ‘Your cheque will enable us to cater for 500 meals for local needy clients. Each year the Food Bank provides over 4000 parcels of food which is the equivalent of 13500 person days of meals and makes a huge difference to those receiving them. This would not be possible without kind donations of food that are left at numerous collection points such as Morrisons and the Town Hall in Morpeth. By receiving donations such as yours we can purchase items that might be in short supply in the Food Bank; thus ensuring there is a correct balance.’