Coun Harry Drury (left) with Sainsbury’s store manager Alex Bettinson.

Food bank is our latest recipient

Holbeach Food Bank is the latest group to benefit from the Donate A Dinner appeal.

The Spalding and South Holland Voice teamed up with South Holland district councillor Harry Drury to launch the campaign at the start of April.

Since then generous donations have ensured that scores of groups and individuals across the district have been supported.

The idea behind the appeal is to make sure that those children who would usually get a daily free school meal don’t go hungry while the schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The latest donations have been given to the food bank at Holbeach which is overseen by a number of volunteers including Rev Rosamund Seal.

Coun Drury said: “Thanks to the amazing generosity of the people of South Holland we have been able to support a number of good causes across the district.

“We are continuing with the campaign and would be delighted with any donations.

“My personal thanks go to Sainsbury’s in Spalding, which has not only provided a collection point for the donations, but has generously supported the campaign with donations too.”

In previous weeks the appeal has supported the Spalding COVID Kindness Team, Crowland Food Bank and Gosberton Food Bank, as well as Lincolnshire County Council’s Children’s Services Department.

We’d be delighted if you would like to get behind our appeal and are asking for donations of basic storecupboard essentials such as pasta, rice, tinned beans and soup, bread and packet sauces for those most in need.

Spalding’s Sainsbury’s store has kindly agreed to be the collection point for items.

From there Coun Drury will ensure they are distributed to those most in need across South Holland.

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