Officers across Northumberland are supporting The Matthew Project’s Christmas food bank again this year and are appealing to the public to donate what they can to help families in need.
The project is based in Bedlington but will also be helping people from Ashington over to Seaton Deleval.
Police Community Support Officer Bev Sellars, one of the officers from Northumbria Police supporting the project, said: “We all have a responsibility to help our communities where we can.
“All donations are gratefully received and will be sent to people in communities who are in need of our support this Christmas.
“It’s great to be able to show our support and get behind this incredibly kind and beneficial project.”
Suggested donations include tinned food, biscuits and sweet treats, advent calendars, crisps and crackers, cakes and mince pies and other festive treats.
Donations can either be taken to the Matthew Project on Thursdays 10.30am-3.30pm or can be dropped off at Bedlington Police Station.
PCSO Sellars added: “It may seem like a small gesture but to those receiving donations it can mean the world. It not only helps put food on the table at what can be a very expensive time of year but shows how much their fellow communities care.”
For more information about the project and where to donate contact firstname.lastname@example.org