Donate food for needy families at East Ham bank

Halifax staff and Newham Foodbank charity present a new food deposit point at the bank branch in Hi

Halifax staff and Newham Foodbank charity present a new food deposit point at the bank branch in High Street North, East Ham. - Credit: Archant

Make a trip to the bank count by donating to the Newham Foodbank to help those struggling to feed their families.

Halifax on High Street North in East Ham has teamed up with the charity to be a drop off point for those wishing to donate non-perishable food to people in need.

The charity, run by The Trussell Trust, provides support and advice to help people in food poverty, a long-term problem that is affecting increasing numbers of Londoners.

Chris Mould, executive chairman of the Trust, said: “Every day we meet parents who are skipping meals to feed their children, or people who are forced to choose between eating and heating.

“We’d like to encourage everyone to give for people in crisis.”

Good items to place in the white and green collection baskets placed in the bank are tinned goods, dried pasta, pasta sauce, rice, tea, and instant coffee.