A donation of £500 to help keep the Ramsgate Salvation Army food bank afloat has been made by town mayor Raushan Ara.
The food bank is suffering from low stock for the service on Tuesdays and Fridays. Members are also delivering food to those who are self isolating.
Cllr Ara has made the donation from her charity fund to buy food and supplies to help re-stock the service.
“Many people are not in a position to bulk-buy their food, and the panic buying that has occurred across the country has left many people without the little food that they can afford. Some of these people are vital key-workers.”I appeal to the residents of Thanet. If you are in a position to make a donation of food, money, sanitary products or toiletries to the Salvation Army, please could you do so. It is very much needed. Also, please do not buy more than you need for your own consumption. This just leads to shortages.
“Also, I would request most strongly that you all please follow the World Health Organisation (WHO) advice to help contain this virus. Self distancing is crucial, as is hand washing, and staying indoors, away from other people. By following these simple steps, we can help ourselves, our families, and our community.
The food bank is in need of:
Tea, coffee and sugar
Instant meals such as noodles and rice
Tinned veg and tinned or dry potatoes,
The food bank operates from the Salvation Army base at 167 High Street, Ramsgate, on Tuesday and Friday, 10am to noon. After three parcels in a month the service will only then be able to give a basic bag of pasta, soup and baked beans.
If you need delivery or information call 07900497326.