Downham Market team reaches out at Christmas
A member of Eternity Church in Downham Market is at the centre of a campaign to ensure that no local children go hungry this Christmas.
Alex Coates, who runs the food bank at Eternity Church with a team of volunteers, said: “Whilst the government’s decision to support children during this holiday period is very positive, we recognise that there are a lot of families who will not be able to take advantage of this scheme but will be equally in need.”
With Frances Rayner, and Anna Foster from the Swan Youth Project, she is working to ensure support is available for children and their families at Christmas.
The group would appreciate referrals by November 30. They aim to have food parcels ready on December 18 with a second parcel available on December 23. Volunteers will also be delivering parcels where families are unable to get into town.
The group has expressed that this campaign is not a one off and will “remain essential during all school holiday periods going forward,” as families feel the impact of the pandemic.
Families who need help, or people who want to make a donation, can get in contact with Alex at email@example.com or 01366 384474.
More on this story is available from the EDP on: www.edp24.co.uk/news/no-child-goes-hungry
Image from Frances Rayner
Eldred Willey, 23/11/2020