Appeal for festive food bank donations

Residents of Mansfield and Ashfield are being urged to donate a gift to their local food bank this Christmas.

The Nottinghamshire Advice Network (NAN) says the area’s eight charitable food banks have seen a massive increase in demand for food parcels as grocery and energy prices soar.

NAN partnership manager Kris Ambler said: “Anything you can give would be a massive help to people fallen on hard times, non-perishable items like pasta, rice, canned foods and staples like instant coffee, sugar and teabags are especially welcomed.”. Find out where your nearest food bank is by contacting NAN on 01623 415966 or emailing