The Corby and District Lions Club presented a cheque for £100 to Corby Foodbank recently. The picture shows Lion president Colin Bradshaw handing over the cheque to Foodbank coordinator, Louise Taylor, watched by Dan Macdonald.
Louise explained, ‘Since we began giving out food in 2012 we have distributed over 5500 food parcels to families and individuals from the Corby area. The amount of food we have given to people in need comes to over 9 tonnes! We rely entirely on donations from the local community and continue to be well supported by churches, schools and community groups.
People who use foodbank are people who are experiencing financial crisis ranging from problems with benefits to debt issues to working people on low income struggling to make ends meet. We are a short term solution and hope to be able to fill a gap rather than become something people become dependant upon. We hope to see a decrease in the use of the foodbank in the coming years but at the moment we continue to give out around 25 parcels a week. We couldn’t do this without an army of volunteers who regularly give up their time every week.
We will be having a big collection at the Corby Tesco Extra from Thursday 1st December – Sunday 4th December. We hope that Corby will support us with the generosity it always has.’
Excellent sales of Light Toys at Corby Bonfire and Firework Display
Corby Lions spokesman, Mike Garlick said, ‘This is our major fundraiser and we sold out of our stock of light toys this year. The profits will be used to help a wide range of individuals and organisations over the coming months. Our thanks go to the people of Corby for their generosity and to Corby Borough Council for allowing us to fundraise at this event.