NYES supports local food bank
With the festivities now in full swing and Christmas getting closer, the team in the central NYES office have been collecting food donations and special Christmas treats for Hambleton Foodshare, based in Northallerton.
Bethan Jones, Business Support Officer, has organised the collection that has seen hundreds of items of food and toiletries being donated from across the County Council.
Bethan commented “each year we do something for charity and this year we wanted to support our community. The food bank seemed like a great choice for us as it’s so local and helps so many people especially at this time of year”.
“The support we have received from the NYES team and the wider council has been amazing and it’s wonderful to see the generosity from everyone involved. It’s been a real team effort from us all”.
Over Christmas last year, Hambleton Foodshare handed out a record 200 food hampers and 36 special parcels to people who would otherwise have struggled to put food on the table over the festive period.
The food bank provides its emergency aid to the public and offers standby food parcels to agencies across Hambleton, including Citizens Advice, housing providers, women’s refuges and probation services.
Hambleton Foodshare provides three-day food parcels to help people in immediate financial crisis, most commonly after changing from one benefit to another, relationship breakdown, debt problems, loss of a job, sickness, or those fleeing domestic violence.