The NEED Project had its busiest December ever in 2018, and the increase in demand looks set to continue. £30,170 worth of food was packaged into 431 food parcels feeding 1312 people at Christmas alone, and £10k more fed 117 people during December.

Gordon, who leads the mission, thanked the local community on The Need Project’s Facebook page: “To all those amazing people who are friends of The Need Project I would just like to say thank you for all the support you give us in so many priceless ways be it in words of encouragement, giving food, time, money, items of clothes or furniture and so importantly praying for us. Without all these things we couldn’t function.”

The collection box that was placed in Fairfield Community Hall in the run up to Christmas has now become permanent, and all donations of non-perishable items will be gratefully received.