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Harrogate Food Bank have been overwhelmed with donations from local churches, businesses and schools in the run up to the busy festive season.

Harrogate Food Bank have been overwhelmed with generous donations from various local churches, businesses and schools in the run up to the busy festive season. And with so many people reliant on them each year, we wondered what does a food bank look like? And how can you ask for their help if you're struggling? With so many people from different backgrounds requiring their support, we paid a visit to the Harrogate Food Bank at Mowbray Community Church on Westmorland Street to find out more... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDBIhhzoJ5o&feature=youtu.be   As Project Manager Lucy Stewart explains, there are so many people that rely on the Harrogate Food Bank, particularly due to the financial implications of the pandemic:

"There is no stereotypical food bank 'client' - we have a range of different people that come to us. "We have people who are homeless and are waiting for accommodation or are sleeping rough, right through to families who are working and are just unable to make ends meet in the current climate."
Plenty of local businesses have offered their support to the fantastic work being done at Harrogate Food Bank, including Redline Specialist Cars at Knaresborough who have donated £500. That donation, along with lots of others from the community, will go towards the food bank's overhead costs, including rent for their warehouse, wages and for emergency funds in the rare occurrence that they need to go and buy food themselves. How to get in touch If you are in need of the services provided by Harrogate District Food Bank, whether it be at Mowbray Community Church in Harrogate or Holy Trinity Church in Knaresborough, find them online here, give them a call on 07885529864, or message them via Facebook here. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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