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Food bank for jobless Thamesteel staff

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Organiser Steve Chevis
explains how the scheme works

Former Thamesteel employees are to be given emergency
supplies via a food bank.

Boxes containing enough food for a family of four for five days
are available from Seashells children and families centre,
Sheerness.

It was set up with a £10,000 donation from Ward & Partners
via the Kent Community Foundation and a grant by the Queenborough
Fisheries Trust.

Thamesteel, in Sheerness went
into administration in January with the loss of at least 350 jobs.

Steve Chevis, Diana Partington and Eileen Jackson, from Seashells Children and Families' Centre, with food parcels for Thamesteel workers
Steve Chevis, Diana Partington and Eileen Jackson, from Seashells Children and Families' Centre, with food parcels for Thamesteel workers

Steve Chevis, Diana
Partington and Eileen Jackson, from Seashells Children and
Families' Centre, with food parcels for Thamesteel workers

Seashells' family outreach co-ordinator Steve Chevis said: "The
families are having to make a decision between paying the
electricity bill and buying food. We are trying to remove the need
for one of those decisions."

Food vouchers are available from union representatives or Job
Centre Plus.

These can be exchanged for a box at the centre, in Rose
Street, on Thursdays or Fridays between 9am and 5pm.

Phone 01795 889233 to make an appointment.


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