Bishop praises volunteers at food bank
VOLUNTEERS who provide emergency supplies of food have been praised for their work by the Bishop of Sherborne.
The Right Reverend Dr Graham Kings spent an afternoon with members of Sherborne churches at the temporary food bank store in Milborne Port.
The bishop said: "The Sherborne Food Bank is an encouraging local response to a nationwide crisis. I was heartened by my visit and hope that people will give generously."
The team is appealing for extra helpers and a long-term location in Sherborne to store more stock allowing it to respond more quickly when people need help.
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The project, set up a year ago by St Paul's Church in Sherborne, offers emergency supplies to people facing a financial crisis caused by unemployment, delays in receiving benefits, relationship breakdown or homelessness.
It works with Sherborne Citizens Advice Bureau, the RendezVous youth centre and Magna Housing. A food donation point is hosted by Sherborne's Sainsbury's supermarket.
Last year the food bank provided around 70 food parcels. In January 2013 alone more than 20 parcels were delivered.
The Reverend Jono Tregale, associate vicar of St Paul's Church, said: "We've been delighted by the response from the people of Sherborne and the surrounding villages. We're grateful the bishop – as someone who has seen the impact of food banks across the whole of Dorset – has given his support to this initiative."
For more information about the scheme, call 01935 816444.