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New foodbank opens to address 'ever growing need' in Cornwall

Date: 8 Mar 2016

A third foodbank has recently been set up in by the team at Helston and Lizard Foodbank, which is overseen by Mustard Seed (A Helston Charity).

The new foodbank has opened in St Keverne and aims to address the "ever growing need" of people that are struggling to even eat.

The food bank was officially launched on Monday by the Rev Steve Swann and will run weekly out of the St Keverne Methodist Hall.

Foodbank co-ordinator, Ruth McGurk, has stated that in this financial year alone the Helston and Lizard Foodbank has helped to feed at least 145 people in the St.Keverne and Meneage parishes that would have otherwise gone hungry.

She told the Falmouth Packet: “It is difficult for people on low income to get into Helston to collect food. Consequently, we have opened this station along with the one in Mullion, in October 2014, to give the people we serve easier access when they find themselves in food poverty.”

A total of 14 volunteers have signed up to man the foodbank, which will be open every Monday between 9am and 10.30pm.

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