Reverend Elisabeth Lakey representing Brixham Foodbank was one of the guest speakers at Brixham Chamber’s meeting on 19th July. From her talk and Q&A it became apparent that the Foodbank, while providing an excellent and essential service for those in need in Brixham and the surrounding area, could benefit from help itself in some areas of its fundraising and communications.
Phil Gregory, secretary of the Foodbank explained “We have very limited resources which we manage as best we can to ensure those in need don’t go hungry. The chamber kindly offered to help out in some areas where we are lacking expertise, initially with a web page, secure online donation facility and social media support which we gladly accepted. As the squeeze on the ecomomy tightens, demand for our service increases and we are having to spend more money on buying in food. We are hopeful that this additional support will help bridge the gap.”
Can you help?
You can now make a monetary donation online at brixhamfoodbank.org. It’s a secure, quick and easy process for anyone with a debit/credit card and you can ask the government to add an additional 25% to your donation by means of gift aid at no extra cost to you.
Alternatively, the Foodbank are always in need of non-perishable products such as UHT Milk, pasta, tinned meat, fish, sauces, soup and fruit and vegetables plus cereals, toiletries and household essentials. Donations can be left at Tesco, the Coop at the top end of Fore St, the Library, Costcutters at Pillar Avenue and Sainsbury’s on New Road. You can also drop them into the Foodbank when open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1.30 – 4pm at 14 Brewery Lane next to the bus stop.