Spar store owner steps in to help flood-hit families

A Spar store owner in Boston, Lincolnshire has donated more than £500 worth of food to her local food bank following the tidal surge which devastated parts of the East Coast of England earlier this month.

More than 300 homes were flooded when the River Haven in Boston burst its banks, and more than 200 residents are still unable to return home.

Jacqui Bailey, owner of Spar London Road Bakery, Boston, said: “Our town was hit very badly by flooding last week and I am donating £500 worth of food to our local food bank. Their volunteers work from St Christopher’s Church all year round helping local vulnerable families. In the last week they have also played a key part in putting together emergency food parcels to help families hit during the flood.”

“Volunteers have been preparing food parcels for the families who are worst hit, but it only goes so far,” Jacqui said. “I am really pleased to be able to help. With the help of the Blakemore Foundation I am donating enough Christmas food products – mince pies, biscuits, chocolates and treats – to put together 50 festive food parcels for the Food Bank, which I hope will bring some seasonal goodwill to the families affected.

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