Police cash boost for foodbank

'foodbank' cheque presentation. September11th 2012 E37036N' (L to R): volunteer Paula Bebbington, project manager Howard Wardle, PCSO Kathryn Harlow and volunteer Bill Davies.
'foodbank' cheque presentation. September11th 2012 E37036N' (L to R): volunteer Paula Bebbington, project manager Howard Wardle, PCSO Kathryn Harlow and volunteer Bill Davies.

POLICE in Eastbourne have donated £250 to the town’s foodbank.

The donation will help the town’s people who are struggling to buy food for themselves and their families.

It comes from the Police Property Act Fund, made up of money received by the police from property confiscated by order of the court and then sold.

Howard Wardle, project manager for foodbank, said, “Today in Eastbourne there are families struggling to put food on the table.

“For people on low incomes, a sudden crisis – redundancy, benefit delay or even an unexpected bill – can mean going hungry.”

Kathryn Harlow, the Police Community Support Officer who handed over the £250 cheque, said, “The work that foodbank does is crucial to the Eastbourne residents in need.

“In my role I meet a lot of individuals and families that are struggling to make ends meet and it is great to be able to refer them to the foodbank for assistance.”

Eastbourne Foodbank will be collecting donations from Sainsbury’s customers today and tomorrow (September 14 and 15).

The volunteers from the charity will be outside the supermarket from 8.30am to 5pm on both days.

For more information visit www.eastbourne.foodbank.org.uk.