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Suffolk Church launches food market for the financially vulnerable

The faith based group wants to help their community as much as possible through this difficult time.

C3 Church in Bury St Edmunds, have launched a market for those whose financial circumstances have changed in the last three to six months due to the pandemic.

The market takes place every Friday between 10:00-14:00pm.

People can collect up to four bags of goods for a £5 donation which includes fresh fruit and veg, bakery, eggs, and store cupboard goods and some toiletries such as sanitary products and baby milk. There are also free cups of tea and coffee available for those visiting.

They currently hold enough stock to serve 15 households but say they can accommodate more as needed.

Those wishing to visit the market need to sign up on the Churches website once and then send weekly RSVP's to allow for enough stock to be purchased for visitors.

Food donations are collected from local supermarkets surplus and local bakeries who give unsold bread to the Church daily.

There is currently a call for volunteers to help the Church keep the market running, those wishing to help should contact the Church via their website.

They plan to run the market for the foreseeable future as long as they can maintain regular donations.

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