In the recent update from Ballymoney Foodbank, Director Peter Rollins has said that demand for the service remains high, leading to shortages of some items.
Posting on the foodbank’s social media, Mr Rollins wrote:”March was very similar in figures to February with a high level of referrals. We dealt with 149 referrals which resulted in food being distributed to 393 people. The total weight of food given out in March was 2698.89 kgs (not including fresh produce and toiletries).
“Due to the ongoing high level of referrals we are short on some items. If you are considering making a donation we are currently low on;
- rice puddings
- bags of long grain rice
- diluting orange
- tinned meat (i.e. anything with a long-life meat content)
- Toiletries are also running low, especially shampoo and ladies products.
“As always a massive thank you goes to all our hard working volunteers. Also to Basil Knipe for the continued use of his premises and Tesco for facilitating our collection trolley. Thank you also to all who donate food/toiletries/money and especially the local Churches, individuals and businesses. We really appreciate your continued support.
“Thank you all once again for your support of Ballymoney Foodbank.”