Market Harborough’s Jubilee Foodbank has paid tribute to the generosity of local donors and volunteers who have helped keep the service running during a spike in demand. A range of organisations, shops, individuals and businesses regularly donate to the foodbank, but with the number of referrals more than doubling recently, local people have stepped up their donations. The Jubilee Foodbank is consistently helping over 100 households every month during the Covid-19 crisis and has already supported over 250 households so far this year.

The foodbank is now supplementing gaps in food stocks by purchasing products such as tinned minced meat, vegetables and fruit using financial donations made by both individuals and organisations. There have also been food drives in churches and in some residential areas.

Liz Mills, chair of the Jubilee Foodbank commented: “The foodbanks at Harborough and Kibworth are a perfect example of the community working in accord to support each other.” She adds; “The service simply couldn’t run without that assistance. From those checking in on vulnerable people, to those giving money, time, or food, we hugely appreciate this essential help at such a difficult time.”

For more information about the Jubilee Foodbank, go to www.jubileefoodbankmh.uk
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