New food bank helps hundreds of families

Brigg news
Brigg news

Brigg Food Bank is proving to be a major asset to the town.

The food bank opened last year and in its first six months helped, on average, ten families each week.

Its express aim is to distribute emergency food to those in crisis, with access coming via several agencies, which make available vouchers, entitling clients to receive up to three days supplies.

Currently, these agencies include Brigg Children’s Centre, Local Link at the Angel, Adult Mental Health Services, the Children and Family Support Service, Citizens’ Advice Bureau, Humberside Probation Trust, North Lincs Credit Union, and Humber Care.

Additionally, people may contact the Brigg Food Bank direct on 07719 431401. The phone is switched on between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday. If there is no answer, messages are replied to as quickly as possible.

Brigg Food Bank is run by local volunteers, and is part of the Trussell Trust national initiative.

Distribution sessions are held each Monday and Friday afternoon between 1pm and 2.30pm at St Mary’s Church Hall in Barnard Avenue.

Volunteers are still needed and anyone able to offer help, either as a volunteer or a donor, can find information at