Helping Hands for Food Donations

Amanda-Louise Funeral Services
February 10, 2024

Donate to Minehead Food Bank Launch on Valentines Day

We are committed to the living, the departed and for our future generations, and very proud of our strong connections with the community in West Somerset. So we are excited to launch our new partnership with the West Somerset Food Bank and the local community.

We know more than ever people are needing to use their local food banks, so on deciding which worthy cause to support, The West Somerset Food Cupboard came up tops to ensure food and essential items can get to those who need them most.

"Its been a passion of mine to get involved in our neighbourly community here in Minehead; not only because our funeral home is here in the town but also my children went to school here, so have a strong connection with this area. So I reached out and delighted to hear back from Ali Sanderson Manager of the Charity West Somerset Food Cupboard who is going to send me monthly updates of items they are in desperate need for. Whilst we were eager to collect donations for this cause, we wanted to give back too, so our invitation to everyone to come in and have a cuppa and cake on us and we are hopeful everyone will bring along something to donate to the food bank.
So with Valentine's Day coming up, it was the ideal time to launch this project - after all, its all about sharing the love! So our doors open from 10am to 1pm on 14th February 2024 and then it will run every first Friday of the month. We hope the news will spread and encourage many locals to pop in and leave items that we will then take to the food cupboard." - Amanda-Louise

Naturally we want to encourage everyone brings items that the food bank are in need of, so below is what we are asking for in February's appeal:-

What Items Are Needed - 14 Feb 24

Fruit Juice (individual cartoons and 1 litre bottles)

1kg bags rice

Tinned cold meat

Tinned Carrots

Savoury crackers

A warm welcome awaits you - see you on the 14th February 10am to 1pm.

Amanda-Louise Lady Funeral Directors Helping Hands Food Donations
Amanda-Louise Funeral Director meeting with West Somerset Food Cupboard Manager Ali Sanderson

A brief overview of our other Community Events Coming Up

1.Our commitment to good causes see another new partnership supporting to improve mental health for those in the military and helping veterans back into employment.

2.You are Not Alone Coffee Sessions with an open invitation to the bereaved community, to help people to manage their grief and live life without their loved one, and not to feel isolated.

3.Competition Time - Our next one will be at Easter time!

If you are interested in finding out more, email Amanda-Louise at or give her a ring on 07879220046

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