Police help for foodbank

Rother’s Neighbourhood Policing Teams continue to support the Bexhill Food Bank, which exists to donate food to local families or individuals in crisis.

The Food Bank is a social project run by Churches Together in Bexhill in partnership with the Trussell Trust.

It is based in Station Road, having grown out of its original home in Sackville Road Methodist church, and demand locally has been such that two more branches have been opened, in Battle and Rye.

Sergeant Sarah Porter, of Bexhill NPT, said: “This is a much needed resource for the community all year round and we urge residents, if they can, to add something extra to their shopping and donate to this charity.

“As part of our continued support we have agreed to have collection bins at Bexhill, Battle and Rye Police Stations. We are collecting any tinned food which is more than three months within its use by date. This is a very worthwhile cause run by volunteers and there are strict checks in place to ensure that the system is not abused.”

“Any tins will be greatly appreciated, if you would like to see what else is on the shopping list visit

http://bexhill.foodbank.org.uk/resources/documents/foodbank/shopping-list.pdf

“Just drop in to the front office of any Rother Police Station (Bexhill Station - weekdays 10am until 2pm and 3pm until 6pm. Battle and Rye stations - weekdays 10am until 2pm) with your tins.”