DONATIONS are being sought as a Stalybridge-based foodbank gears up for its own Christmas rush.
Tameside East Foodbank, which operates out of Holy Trinity Church at Armentieres Square, requires enough to make food parcels it gives out to people who receive vouchers to use it.
And so the volunteers are not battling against time and can do a proper job, they have asked them to be handed over for early December.
The foodbank provides support for people in need, both with single parcels and ones for a family of four.
However with Christmas looming large, the more support the community can give an organisation that helps others, the better.
“Christmas is a very big thing for people and we want to be able to support them properly,” said Trisha Jarman, Tameside East Foodbank’s centre manager.
“However because of time, the volunteers who put the parcels together would need the food in early December.”
Tameside East Foodbank has a shopping list has been drawn up of things that can be handed over, including tinned meat, fish, vegetables, fruit and pudding, cooking sauces, coffee, powdered or UHT milk, cereals, long life fruit juice, jam and instant mashed potato.
They can be given at the warehouse at Stanley Square in Stalybridge or at Tesco supermarket in the town. You can also donate online at www.tamesideast.foodbank.org.uk/donate.