The COVID-19 crisis has brought increased demand on Foodbanks around the country, including the local Ballymoney service.
With over 131 people receiving food so far this month (up until Tuesday 4th) from the local charity, May could see another record month for the volunteers and organisations involved.
Peter Rollins from Ballymoney Foodbank spoke about the increased demand on their service, saying.
“April was quite a chaotic month where we gave out 2287kgs of food in total. However, the beginning of May has already been busier. Last Friday (1st May) we gave food to 79 people and this morning we gave food to 52 people.
“We have changed our system in that we are now operating a drive through where people are being asked to remain in their cars and Foodbank volunteers place the food into their car boots. This system has proven to work perfectly.”
Peter concludes by expressing his thanks:
“Can I genuinely thank all our fantastic, wonderful, generous, faithful and loyal volunteers who have turned up to help throughout this crisis. I’d also like to thank the various organisations, Churches and individuals who have donated a mountain of food and money to Ballymoney Foodbank.”
The Foodbank have changed their opening hours slightly to Tuesdays 10 am – 11.30 am and Friday afternoons 2 pm – 3.30 pm.
To make food donations, a drop off point is available in Tesco’s or contact the Foodbank directly.
41 Ballymena Road