Corringham Library and Thurrock Foodbank join together

16 August 2017

In a new partnership, Corringham Library will be playing host to being a food drop-off point for local charity, Thurrock Foodbank.

This week Thurrock Foodbank will be at the front of the building to collect food donations for local people in need.

Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods, Cllr Sue MacPherson thinks it is a great idea. She said: "I'm pleased the council is supporting the local service in new ways.

"The Civic Offices in Grays has permanent collection points on each floor of the building, but has never before incorporated our libraries. If successful, we should absolutely look at how we can continue to further support this good cause."

Thurrock Foodbank has released its ideal shopping list, which includes:

  • tinned fish
  • tinned potatoes
  • pasta sauce
  • cup-a-soups
  • noodles
  • tinned fruit
  • tinned rice pudding
  • tinned tomatoes
  • long-life fruit juice
  • sponge puddings

The collection point in the library is ready for your donations during the library's opening hours, 10am to 5pm from Monday to Friday, or 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.

In addition, there are permanent collections at Tilbury Hub and South Ockendon Centre.

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