ON Friday 30th September the Rotary Club of Thurrock Gateway held a quiz night for Thurrock Foodbank @ The White Hart Inn, Grays.Around forty or so supporters quizzed there way through 11 gruelling rounds of topical questions from Quiz Master Chris Meads and tucked into a fabulous buffet donated byThe White Hart Inn with their compliments. After Raffles and all donations a staggering £500 was raised and a cheque will be presented to Thurrock Foodbank.The Foodbank is a nationwide operation and is supporting local families as detailedbelow.”The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.Since then the foodbank has grown so that we now have 10 centres spread across the borough and open from Tuesday to Saturday to provide the help that those in food crisis need. We work with over 50 different referral agencies, including the local Citizen’s Advice Bureau, health care providers, and other charitable groups, and rely on them to identify the people who most need the support foodbanks provide.Thurrock foodbank’s success is largely down to the enthusiasm of its volunteers and the generosity of local people who want to help their neighbours in a crisis. We truly are a Thurrock project that enables Thurrock people to help one another.
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