Maureen Cornell, Operations Manager at Bourne Foodbank pictured with Andrea Harvey, Office Manager at Allison Homes-6595a0e6

Bourne Foodbank welcomes generous donation from local housing developer

A housebuilder based in Bourne has delivered a loaded car boot full of supplies to Bourne Foodbank, following a collection held by staff at its head office.

Allison Homes, which is building new homes across the East, donated the food for those in need of essential supplies this Christmas.

Bourne Foodbank, based off Spalding Road, is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks supported by The Trussell Trust, which works to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

The local foodbank, which opened in 2013, is run by Churches Together as a service to Bourne and the surrounding villages, and has over 40 volunteers and trustees who work to assist as many people in need as possible.

Maureen Cornell, Operations Manager at the Bourne Foodbank, said: “We are delighted with the generous donation from the staff at Allison Homes and we know many families will be blessed by the items over the Christmas period.”

Samantha Hart, Sales and Marketing Director at Allison Homes, said: “As a responsible housebuilder, we believe it is hugely important to help local people and organisations however we can.

“Christmas is all about coming together, and nobody deserves to go hungry, especially during the festive period.

“It has been a huge pleasure to be able to contribute to Bourne Foodbank and those who benefit from its services, and we hope our donation will offer a helping hand to those in need.”

A food collection point is located at Tesco in Bourne, open Monday to Saturday from 6am to midnight, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Foodbank opening hours are Tuesday, 1pm to 3pm and Friday, 9am to 11am.

Items which the foodbank is currently in need of are baked beans, UHT milk, jam, marmalade, fruit juice, squash, shampoo, washing up liquid, laundry washing liquid or powder, and soap or liquid handwash. Tinned items include soup, fish, fruit, ham, pies, custard and vegetables.

For more information on how to make a donation to Bourne Foodbank, visit More information on Allison Homes can be found at