The Waveney Foodbank is seeking increased support for struggling mums this year in a new Mother’s Day appeal for donations.
The Brome-based charity, which assists low-income people across south Norfolk and north Suffolk, is calling for donations of shampoo, sanitary products, nappies, shower gel and toothpaste, in order to help local women and their children in crisis.
Matthew Scade, the Waveney Foodbank Operations Manager, said: “Every day at the foodbank we meet mums from across the local area who share heart-breaking stories about the difficulties they face to put food on their children’s plates.
“No mum should feel like they have let their children down because something outside their control, like illness or an unexpected bill, has thrown the family into crisis.
“That’s why we give not only emergency food but also compassionate support and hope when people are referred to us.
“Perhaps unsurprisingly, toiletries are not the first thing most people think of when they’re donating to a foodbank, but they do make a huge difference in restoring some normality when you’re at the point of crisis.
“Whatever you are able to give this Mother’s Day will help local mums who are struggling to know that there are people who care.”
Anyone interested in making a contribution to aid a local mum facing hunger can do so by visiting the Waveney Foodbank website at www.waveney.foodbank.org.uk
Alternatively, you can drop off donations at Morrisons, Tesco and Costa Coffee in Diss or at the Co-operative Stores in Harleston, Bungay and Long Stratton.