FOODBANK donations will continue to be collected door-to-door by a hardworking village charity.
The Balsall Common Lions group is running its streetside foodbank drive this weekend (September 26 – 27) as fears mount about food poverty in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
A spokesman for the Balsall Common Lions said: “Following the enormous success of our door-to-door foodbank collection in July, many people have asked if we’re going to do it again, or even on a regular basis.
“This virus is not going to go away, and current predictions are that, as furlough runs out and half term approaches, the demand of food banks will be even greater.
“The Trussell Trust has seen a huge rise in people needing to use a food bank in its network for the first time.”
Volunteers will be collecting donations in a socially distanced way on Balsall Common streets over Saturday and Sunday. Times and streets can be found via balsallcommonlions.org.
The group says other drop-off points include the country markets at Balsall Common Village Hall on Saturday morning, and their sleigh in the Balsall Common Co-operative carpark.