A Mildenhall-based charity has joined forces with Sainsbury’s in the town to support a food bank for struggling residents.
The King’s Project, an initiative created and managed by Mildenhall Baptist Church, will be running collections for its food bank from the Mildenhall supermarket every Friday for the next year, with a trolley in the front of the store for people to place donations.
Set up in 2011, the food bank has since had 450 referrals and fed 1,000 people.
Tim Bright and Chris Slack, of the King’s Project, said: “We are grateful for Sainsbury’s providing a place where people can donate food to the food bank to support people in the local town and villages who are in need of emergency food.”
The support project aims to include three meals a day for three days in each food parcel it donates, requiring foods like soup, fruit and vegetables, dried pasta, canned meat and fish, cereals, biscuits, milk, tea and coffee. Luxuries like chocolates and toiletries are also sometimes inlcuded.
The food bank in King Road is open Mondays and Fridays from 10am to 12pm.