Swaffham community groups do their bit for Food Bank

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Several Swaffham community groups are doing their bit to support those in need through the area’s Food Bank.

The town is served by the Mid-Norfolk Food Bank, which is based in Dereham and also serves Fakenham and surrounding villages.

Food is donated by church members and is sorted at the town’s Baptist Church by local scheme co-ordinator Helen Neal.

And members of the town’s Lions club then deliver the donations to the group’s headquarters.

On each trip, the club takes around 60 kilograms of food to the warehouse, which is manned by 25 volunteers .

They then sort the donations into categories andexpiry dates, before making it up into food parcels for families and individuals..

The Swaffham distribution centre is open at the Baptist church each Tuesday, between 10am and noon.