Opened in November 2012 with funding from The Trussell Trust. Every month, people go hungry because they cannot afford food. Working with almost 50 different front-line care organisations that refer people in this situation to us. Foodbank provide three days of nutritionally balanced food to local people in crisis. They also chat to people who visit us over a cup of tea and we may signpost people to other organisations which can support them to address the underlying cause of their crisis. The food given is donated by schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the Foodbank, usually through our ‘Community Collection Box Scheme’.
‘Supermarket Collections’ are another way that food is donated: These are food drives held at supermarkets where volunteers give shoppers a ‘Foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item or two for local people in crisis. Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date. This is stored at our warehouse and then delivered to distribution centres, ready to give to people in need. About 60 wonderful people volunteer every week, working across our different centres, our warehouse and our admin office. Emma Greenwood is employed part-time as the Operations Co-ordinator.
Click on the link below to see the latest West Cheshire Foodbank Newsletter: