Help for Hunstanton food bank

Foodbank volunteers from left: Fiona McKenzie, Joanna Fort, Janet Eastwood, Fr John Bloomfield, Rev James Monro, Jane Falkner (kneeling), Josephine Griffin, Tracy Hutton (King's Lynn foodbank administrator) and Richard Bird. ANL-141022-172123001
Foodbank volunteers from left: Fiona McKenzie, Joanna Fort, Janet Eastwood, Fr John Bloomfield, Rev James Monro, Jane Falkner (kneeling), Josephine Griffin, Tracy Hutton (King's Lynn foodbank administrator) and Richard Bird. ANL-141022-172123001
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Volunteers meet each weekend to weigh in and record donations, sort food and restock the shelves at Hunstanton’s food bank.

But on Saturday morning, they were joined by King’s Lynn Food Bank’s administrator Tracy Hutton who visited to update volunteers on activities undertaken by the Trussell Trust – the organisation which coordinates food banks across the country.

Just like Downham Foodbank, the Hunstanton branch works under the umbrella of the Lynn operation and volunteers are working to ensure that the three locations can help one another, particularly when shortages of certain items occur.

Making the work of the food bank one of his charities for the year, Hunstanton and District Rotary president Peter Atterbury was also on hand measuring-up for some more shelving to be erected in a second room where the flat-bed scales recently donated by the club have been installed.

With support from local stores Sainsbury’s and Londis, the Hunstanton food bank has held several successful collection days, the next of which is planned for Saturday, November 15 at the Londis store in the High Street.

A book sale with raffle is to be held at Silfield House, Homefields Road on Thursday, November 13, 10am-1pm.