Shoppers in Hunstanton’s High Street responded to the call for donations to the Food Bank at the weekend.Spreading the message about the work of the Food Bank was done in shifts by a team of volunteers throughout the morning.
They were supported by Sanjay Odedra owner of the Londis Store and his assistant Caley Kitson.
Four shopping trolleys were filled with groceries, and gifts of cash later used to buy more food, was also collected.
Fr John Bloomfield from the town’s St Edmund’s Parish Church said: “While this is an area of considerable affluence, there are a lot of people in need and they are often hidden.
“After our harvest festival we had planned to keep some of the food back for emergencies but the Food Bank in King’s Lynn was so short of food for distribution we sent it to them.
“Thankfully with more donations from Hunstanton Infant School, Redgate, Docking and Bircham primary schools the immediate shortage has been overcome.”
Saturday was the first collection in the town centre and the collection team were overwhelmed by the generosity of shoppers.
Volunteer Joanna Fort from Union Church said: “There are more people joining in now and it is great to see the town working together for the benefit of neighbours in need.”