King’s Lynn Foodbank is appealing for help from Your Local Paper readers to keep its wheels turning.
The charity, based at TS Vancouver on South Quay, has outgrown the van donated by local businesses two years ago following an appeal in YLP.
Now it needs your help to find a bigger vehicle.
In 2018, YLP, North Lynn car dealership Duff Morgan and building and property development company A.A. Massen teamed-up to provide a much-needed van.
Food bank project manager Helen Gilbert said: “The van donated following our last appeal has made a massive difference.
“Before we got it we were having to transport between three and four tonnes of food each month in a car.
“There’s no way we could have managed this Christmas without the van. Unfortunately, we have now outgrown it as the numbers we feed have grown significantly.”
The charity is looking for someone to donate a Transit-style van which would allow volunteers to transport larger quantities of donations, meaning they can be more efficient with their time and use less fuel.
Anyone who can help should email firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial donations are also needed towards the cost of tax, insurance and fuel for the vehicle.
The charity also needs four or five more volunteers to help sort donations at its warehouse from 10am to noon on Thursdays.
Volunteers must be physically fit due to the manual work involved. Last month the food bank fed 391 people and one third were children. Just 30 of its clients were homeless while many were classed as “the working poor”.
The charity provides three-day emergency food parcels to those in need.