The Driffield town council offices on Market Walk are to become a drop off point for food bank donations.
People will be able to leave donated goods at the centrally situated office for later distribution to those in need.
As previously reported, a food bank was opened in Driffield on September 12, hosted by the All Saints’ Church on Middle Street North.
The food bank is not an open supermarket. Food is distributed via a voucher system.
Vouchers are held by registered care professionals such as Social Services, health visitors, church leaders and others working in the front line of poverty.
A professional, who is aware of a need, can issue a voucher which can then be redeemed by presenting this at the food bank where it will be exchanged for a three day supply of tinned and dry food for a family.
Also to be available are other essentials, including toiletries.”
Driffield town council agreed last week to a request that their offices at 2 Market Walk should become a food bank depository during working hours.
A box will be available into which people can leave donations of tinned, dry goods and household essentials.
The food bank for Driffield came about after Churches Together joined forces with the Holderness Food bank based in Hornsea - a co-operation between churches in Hornsea and district, based alongside St Nicholas’ Church, Hornsea - to provide an outpost for the Wolds region, creating the Holderness and Wolds Foodbank.
The Holderness and Wolds Foodbank is part of a national network of foodbanks operating through the Trussell Trust. Foodbanks engage the whole community in providing food to local people going hungry.