Foodbank marks successful year helping those in need - The Stratford Observer

Foodbank marks successful year helping those in need

Stratford Editorial 25th Mar, 2018   0

CHARITABLE townsfolk came together to mark a successful year of helping those in need.

More than 40 people attended Stratford Foodbank’s AGM including Stratford Town Trust, Stratford mayor Victoria Alcock and representatives from various stakeholders and businesses.

During the meeting, foodbank treasurer Trevor Adams revealed despite coping with increased demand the charity was in good financial shape.

The AGM also welcomed new chairman, Nick Barter, after Revd Canon Richard Williams stepped down after two years service.

The former chairman said it had been a privilege to chair the foodbank at a time of great change and growth.

He added: ” It is a sad reflection on the society in which we live that so many people need our services but while that is the case it is good that so many people come together to support the foodbank, it has been a joy to be a small part of what is a great team.”

While Mr Barter said he had been impressed with the organisation and paid tribute to the trustees and manager Marion Homer, for the job they did.

And the foodbank is appealing for non-food items such as tin openers, toiletries, and household cleaners.

All food parcel donations can be left in collection baskets at Tesco’s, Morrison’s, Waitrose and Holy Trinity Church.

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