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Help needed

We are currently in need of more volunteers for the Food bank on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

You need to be fit and able to carry bags of food short distances. Access to a car is helpful but not necessarily essential.

People usually help once a fortnight on a rota basis. It involves putting together and delivering food parcels, and takes about an hour. If you are interested please contact Helen Margetts by emailing — wantageandgrovefoodbank@gmail.com

Christmas Report and Thanks
Thank you for all the recent donations of food and money.

We were able to give out 71 Christmas parcels to needy families and individuals — and I think the folk who packed them enjoyed the experience — thank you for giving your time.

Over the whole of last year food parcel requests were up a little bit, especially in December, but whether that is a sign of things to come or a blip in the system, time will tell.

Recent numbers were: (last year's numbers in brackets)
October — 12 (14) parcels 18 adults 16 children
November — 16 (14) parcels 23 adults 14 children
December — 24 (12) parcels 33 adults 32 children

If you know of anyone who is struggling to manage because of temporary circumstances, do let us know.

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