Cromer & District Foodbank has received £3,907 towards a part-time project coordinator to manage the day-to-day activities of the foodbank.

The donation was provided by the Santander Foundation which offers grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.

Cromer & District Foodbank helps provide emergency, essential food items for those in crisis within North Norfolk. The grant will contribute towards the salary of the Operations Coordinator, a professional and essential post to manage day-to-day activities, improve the foodbank’s effectiveness, develop the training and skills of volunteers, and to extend engagement with charity partners.

Michael McMahon at Cromer District Foodbank said: "We are enormously grateful to the Santander Foundation, and to the staff at the Holt branch in particular. This grant will help us to reach and help more local people in need."

Michelle Turner, Branch Manager at Santander’s Holt branch said: “The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. Our branch is committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting Cromer District Foodbank, and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people.”

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In 2015 the Santander Foundation donated £5 million to charities across the UK.

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About Cromer District
The Cromer & District foodbank was set up in 2012 to provide emergency, essential food items for people in crisis within North Norfolk. We operate within an area totalling 200 square miles - which includes coastal areas, several market towns and extensive rural areas – and with a population of approximately 70,000.

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About Santander

The Santander Foundation provides grants to UK registered charities that help disadvantaged people in communities where Santander has a presence. The Community Plus fund provides donations of up to £5,000 to small, local charities nominated by customers, staff and the charities themselves. Our Central Grants programme has grants of up to £10,000 available for education, training and financial capability projects. In 2015, £5 million was donated by the Santander Foundation to charities across the UK. For more information please visit:

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