Take away option for FoodShare scheme

Volunteer Margaret Ponton leads the rest of the soup team out to the High Street in Northallerton
Volunteer Margaret Ponton leads the rest of the soup team out to the High Street in Northallerton
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Shoppers, visitors and workers in Northallerton can ward off those hunger pangs and

support a local charity at the same time.

Every Wednesday between noon and 1.30pm at the Zion United Reformed Church on the High Street, volunteers from Hambleton FoodShare serve hot home-made and soup and roll for just £2.

There is a choice of three soups each week and tea and coffee is also available.

But from now, the FoodShare volunteers are also offering a ‘takeaway’ option.

FoodShare Co-ordinator, Margaret Brice, said: “We have been running our sit down service for the last two years but decided to add on the take out option for those that maybe in a rush at dinner time.

“As we are a registered charity, we are run almost entirely by volunteers and rely heavily on fundraising.

“We thought soup and a roll would go down well not only with shoppers but workers needing a quick, cheap and healthy lunch and allow us to raise much-needed funds at the same time so please come along and support us.”

Hambleton FoodShare provides three-day emergency food parcels to people intemporary financial crisis who otherwise would have to go hungry due to their various circumstances.

This could be because they have lost their job, become incapacitated or the result of a delay in benefit payments.