After months of meetings, a food bank has opened in Limavady.
The food bank, based at the Salvation Army premises on Main Street, involves local churches and community groups.
“The food bank was set up after months of meetings with various churches and community groups. We recognised that there was a need for a food bank within Limavady, and it was agreed that we could all contribute to easing the pressure that is on the public,” said a spokesperson.
“The purpose of the food bank is to provide emergency food to help individuals and families over a few days.
“We try to include long-life food and some toiletries.”
The Tesco store in Limavady has been helping the Roe Valley Community food bank. They asked their customers to donate an item of food to the scheme.
In all, 63 trollies of food and other items were donated by generous customers and, on Friday, Mags Connoly and Willie Service from Tesco Limavady went along to the Salvation Army in Limavady to deliver the last of the items, which were received by Captain Joan Archibald, Jim Herron, Tony Adams and Hazel Brooks.
People can obtain a voucher from various local agencies, LCDI, and a number of local community groups, said the spokesperson.
The foodbank is open on Mondays from 11am to 12 noon, and on Fridays from 2-3pm at the Salvation Army Centre.