Foodbank is helping 100 people per week in Grantham

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Hundreds of people will benefit from the generosity of the people of Grantham over the harvest period.

Grantham Foodbank appealed for donations over harvest and two-and-a-half tonnes of food donated by people, school, churches and businesses.

Brian Hanbury of Grantham Foodbank said: “People have been massively supportive so we want to say a big thank you to the people of Grantham.

“About 20 local schools were involved and it really is the community coming together to help our neighbours.”

Foodbanks across the country have seen demand for their services spike in 2013 and Grantham is no exception.

Mr Hanbury said demand on the ground is evening out but remains at “fever pitch” with 100 clients being supported per week in Grantham alone.

The 2,622kg of food donated over the harvest period will help feed 260 local people.

Grantham Foodbank will next be asking people to dig deep in the run up to Christmas - a very difficult time for those struggling to make ends meet.

Mr Hanbury said: “We will be asking people to donate food, toiletries and maybe even an extra gift for a child we are supporting so they can have a present under the tree.”