Roy Beggs MLA has commended the work of the Trussell Trust foodbank volunteers following a recent visit to one of their collection points in East Antrim.
Roy Beggs said “Foodbanks have become an important safety net for individuals between jobs or awaiting benefits and demand has been increasing. I would thank Tesco Carrickfergus and the local foodbank volunteers for providing a food collection point at this important time where demand for assistance normally increases. I would urge shoppers to get into the Christmas spirit by donating something to others less fortunate than themselves.”
The Trussell Trust advise that in particular if you can, please give tinned meat, tinned fish, tinned veg, tinned fruit, pasta sauces, instant coffee, milk (UHT or powdered), fruit juice (long life) tinned pudding, jam, instant mash potato and Christmas fare.