Food larder still needs food - despite reports on social media

PUBLISHED: 10:42 10 December 2018

Exmouth Community Larder receiving a donation from the town's Tesco supermarket.

Exmouth Community Larder receiving a donation from the town's Tesco supermarket.

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Exmouth Community Food Larder has issued an urgent statement after misleading reports on social media.

Exmouth Community Food Larder manager Anthony Bernard.Exmouth Community Food Larder manager Anthony Bernard.

Exmouth Community Larder does still need food donations, despite reports on social media to the contrary.

The Journal has been contacted by the food bank after reports on social media that it does not need anymore food donations.

Larder manager Anthony Bernard said: “This is totally untrue. We are most grateful for all that has come during the Harvest Festival, with continuing generosity into Christmas.

“However, the need is as great as ever, and with the economic uncertainty highlighted in the media, this would be a crazy time to cut back. We continue just as we have for six years.”

Over Christmas and New Year the Larder will continue to open as usual on Mondays and Fridays, 1.30 to 3.00pm. There maybe ‘a skeleton staff’, but it will nevertheless be open to support the community.

The Community Food Larder was started six years ago as part of Christians Together in Exmouth and helps people in need who have been given food bank vouchers by frontline professionals such as doctors, social workers or health visitors.

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