Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Hay Community Cupboard

Sadly, there are some people around Hay who really need the occasional potato truck to spill its load.

When I was up at the Castle on Saturday, I was chatting with Ellie Spencer, who has been putting a lot of time and effort into setting up the Hay Community Cupboard - a food bank for anyone in need who lives within 9 miles of Hay. The Cupboard will offer a three day supply of food, household items and personal necessities to people who ask for help (who will be assessed by the staff) and people who have been referred to the Cupboard by GPs or social services, charities, schools or other agencies. Staff will also work with the people who come to them to find support such as debt counselling, benefit advice, womens aid, and so on.

So, they are looking for donations of non-perishable food (because it might have to be stored for a while before it is given out), such as long life or powdered milk, long life fruit juice and squash, tea bags and instant coffee, soup, pasta, rice, tinned goods of all sorts, cereals, biscuits, toiletries and washing up liquid. They will also be offering pet food where needed.

Their phone number, either to get help or to offer food or voluntary services, is 07908 876978.

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