September 28th, 2016

Stratford Foodbank appealing for help from other organisations

Stratford Foodbank appealing for help from other organisations Stratford Foodbank appealing for help from other organisations

STRATFORD Foodbank is calling for help from fellow organisations who help people in a crisis.

The foodbank is already working with more than 40 teams including GP surgeries, churches and schools but is looking for even more organisations to sign up.

After training, they will then be able to refer those in need to the foodbank by issuing them with a voucher entitling them to a three day emergency supply of food.

A one hour training session will be held at Stratford College on Monday July 18 at 12.30pm.

Foodbank manager Marion Homer said: “The training day is an important date for us as it allows existing partners to remind themselves how we operate, while encouraging new organisations to attend and find out how they might work with us too.

“The session runs over a lunchtime and sandwiches are provided so it’s easy for people to just drop in. If a new organisation wants to hold vouchers they can sign up and be referring people to us within just a few days.”

Since the service started three years ago, more than 4,000 people have needed an emergency food parcel. Some 20 per cent of those were children.

Marion added: “There is definitely a need for our services in our town and we are reliant on referral partners to help us to do that.”

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