New Salvation Army food drop-off point in the town

Yorshire Building Society Eastbourne Branch Manager Tina Coleman launches their Food Bank collection box for the Salvation Army. July 8th 2013. E28055P
Yorshire Building Society Eastbourne Branch Manager Tina Coleman launches their Food Bank collection box for the Salvation Army. July 8th 2013. E28055P
0
Have your say

The Salvation Army has teamed up with Yorkshire Building Society to collect food for the homeless.

The building society branch in Terminus Road is due to become a food donation point for nonperishable items.

The tins and packets will then be collected and distributed across the Salvation Army’s homeless and community services in the local area.

Colleagues at the Yorkshire Building Society have opened their doors to donations of items such as tins, pasta, biscuits, cereals and dried foods.

Tina Cole, manager at the Eastbourne branch of the Yorshire Building Society, said, “We’re really pleased to have been named as an official food donation point and are committed to collecting as much food as we can with the help of our generous customers and members of the public.”

All residents can drop food off at the collection point.

Tina added, “I really do hope people in the town will find the time to pop in and donate what they can to help people in our local area.”

Major David Squirrell, from the Salvation Army, said the food drop-off points, such as the one now at Yorshire Building Society, really help to boost much-need donations for the community’s most vulnerable.

Major Squirrell said, “Convenient drop-off points such as the Yorkshire’s are a great way of making it easier for people who really want to help, but might be pushed for time.

“We’re really pleased the building society has got behind the initiative and would like to thank those who have donated what they can so far.

“It really does make a difference to those who need it most.”

Eastbourne’s Salvation Army Citadel is based in Langney Road.

The Christian group’s community office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am until noon offering food, clothing, furniture and advice.

A day centre for homeless and vulnerable Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, with hot meals for the homeless on Tuesday and Thursday between 6pm to 7.30pm.

There are also activities for senior citizens at 10.30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays with lunch and an afternoon programme. The Salvation Army also provides pick-ups by a mini-bus for those that need it.

Call 01323 640382.