Gainsborough Salvation Army gave out £20,970 in food support through the autumn and winter ‘Cost of Living Crisis’.
Major Colin Bradshaw states that between October 2022 and March 2023 they gave out 4,194 bags of basic food costing £5.00 per bag. Peaking at 236 people in one week, over 50% of those helped were pensioners, 25% were low-paid employees and the remaining 25% were unemployed. Those who donated money or food helped save lives.
Gainsborough Salvation Army Minister Colin is asking for help again because the Cost-of-Living Crisis hasn’t gone away and winter is coming.
Anyone can donate either food or money (cheques payable to The Salvation Army).
The Food Bank is run by a fantastic team of volunteers and the Gainsborough Salvation Army Church pays for all the additional costs of running the Food Bank, so that every penny donated goes to buying food.
The Food Bank is open every Monday and Friday, 10.00am to 1.00pm. You can come once per week; just turn up. Gainsborough Salvation Army Community Church, Beaumont Street, Gainsborough DN21 2ER.