Help Dished Up For Beaminster Food Bank
3:20pm 24th September 2014
A food bank which provides a vital lifeline to families in Beaminster has itself been given a helping hand.
Magna Housing Association has donated a thousand pounds to the centre.
Its provided food to 140 adults and children in the area since it was set up more than a year ago.
Louisa Payne, area manager for the Children's Centre, said: "I'd like to thank Magna for their continued support for this very worthwhile cause. The lifeline it provides for a lot of our families who are in crisis is absolutely invaluable. I am delighted that the Beaminster community has taken the cause into their hearts - as this is another reason why the project is so successful."
Ken Bodycombe, community investment officer at Magna, added, "As an organisation we want to work together with community groups like this and help them as much as we can. They provide an invaluable service to the local community, helping people in need and providing support that truly makes a difference."
Beaminster Children's Centre's also setting up a volunteer scheme where experienced cooks will work with local families to give them tips and recipes for preparing healthy meals.
If anyone is interested in volunteering for the scheme, or would like support to cook in their home, please contact the centre on 01308 861030.