Lisnaskea foodbank offers a helping hand

FAMILIES and those in need of a helping hand are being urged to avail of The Pantry in Lisnaskea.
The foodbank which first opened in 2013 has been providing those in with need with the means to put food on the table.
The Pantry is based in the Oasis Bookshop on Lisnaskea Main Street, and supplies people with daily food items and goods.
Val Irvine who runs the initiative is encouraging anyone in the local area who is in need to visit, and is raising awareness of what the service does.
“We are just trying to put it back out there again, and make people aware that we are still here. It is here for whoever needs it, and everyone can avail of the Pantry. This is for people who are working or those who are not – it is to get the food on the table to help children and families. We are open to everyone, we have never turned anyone away. It is a big thing to ask for help in anything in society but we are here for anyone who needs us.”
The foodbank relies on donations from the community and the people of Lisnaskea and the surrounding areas have been extremely generous.
“People are trying to make ends meet. They may be trying to keep a car on the road or children clothed and they are getting it tight. Our support from the community is tremendous – we were nearly cleared out last Friday so it is really the case that people need to realise that we are here to help. The foodbank relies on donations from the community and the people in Lisnaskea.” said Val.

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