Supermarket shoppers boost Sid Valley food bank

11:31 25 February 2013

Sidmouth Waitrose branch manager Mark Shepherd presents a cheque for £990 to Annemarie Jones of the Sid Valley Food Bank.

Sidmouth Waitrose branch manager Mark Shepherd presents a cheque for £990 to Annemarie Jones of the Sid Valley Food Bank.

Archant

SUPERMARKET shoppers have boosted a cause that strives to feed families in need to the tune of £990.

Waitrose presented the Sid Valley food bank with a cheque last Friday as part of its Community Matters scheme.

The group of volunteers who started the project expressed their extreme gratitude for the donation and thanked the store and its shoppers.

“We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the public through donations of food items at local shops and churches and money,” said the food bank’s Annemarie Jones.

Annemarie spoke of how other groups and organisations kindly donating food and money following various fundraising activities.

A family linked to the 1st Sid Vale Scouts held a party at Christmas where their guests donated various items.

One of the children at Sidmouth Primary School raised £35 by braving the cold, wet weather for the whole of December wearing his shirt without a jumper or coat and was sponsored by other youngsters.

“It has been a very busy time since the doors opened in December,” added Annemarie. “We are very grateful to all those that have volunteered to help. Even if you haven’t been asked yet, please be patient because we will get round to contacting you.”

The scheme works on a voucher system where those in crisis are referred by various agencies.

It also provides a listening ear and can offer advice by volunteers from Sidmouth Help Link. The food bank has advertised for a manager and the closing date for applications is next Friday, February 22. E-mail sidvalleyfoodbank@gmail.com or phone 07413858335 for more information.

0 comments

Other News Stories

12:31
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7701-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

Campaigners have expressed their disappointment after a bid to safeguard Knowle’s parkland was rejected this week.

Read more
7 minutes ago
Georgia Ruse and Chloe Towers with two of the brollies they used to keep dry. Ref shs 6981-21-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A pair of kind-hearted teens swapped revision for rushing to the rescue of a stricken pensioner who had been knocked over by strong winds.

Read more
Sunday, May 24, 2015
The Ottery 10K run took place at the weekend. Ref sho 6997-21-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A popular 10-kilometre run through Ottery St Mary made a successful return after a three-year break - with hundreds of fleet-footed fundraisers taking part in aid of a cancer charity.

Read more
Sunday, May 24, 2015
The cut out card

This small item is just one of the objects featured in a new exhibition at Sidmouth Museum.

Read more
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1231-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Dan Lavery is determined Devon Freewheelers will help save lives – as a Belfast ‘hidden hero’ undoubtedly helped saved wife Shelley’s life in 2005.

Read more
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Afternoon tea for Nancy Bowstead an RBL member for 70 years. Ref shs 6853-21-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A registered blind Royal British Legion (RBL) stalwart of seven decades is saying goodbye to Sidmouth - but will continue to raise money for the cause at the age of 93.

Read more
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Sam Bader

Dad-of-one Sam Bader, 28, who grew up in Ottery St Mary, supports Devon Freewheelers by sponsoring one of the motorbikes, Bravo One.

Read more
Friday, May 22, 2015
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7705-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

Independent councillors call for extraordinary meeting to debate the office relocation

Read more
Friday, May 22, 2015
Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1256-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Devon Freewheelers founder Daniel Lavery will do whatever it takes to keep his lifeline service on the road so other families can receive the same help and care that saved his wife’s life.

Read more
Friday, May 22, 2015
Tanya Trevena with girl guides from Honiton and Sidmouth at the weekend collecting for her sailing challenge.

Guides from Sidmouth and Honiton did their best to help one of their own - as she prepares for a five-day sailing challenge.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life
Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition today E-edition



Devon's trusted business finder