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27th Jun, 2022

Foodbank receives donation to help continue its work

Laura Kearns 12th Jun, 2020

STRATFORD foodbank has received a healthy donation to help it continue its work.

The foodbank has seen a rise in demand due to the pandemic, and to help ensure it can provide essential food parcels it received a £1,000 donation from local housebuilder Persimmon Homes South Midlands.

Foodbank spokeswoman Marion Homer said: “We believe that no one in our community should have to face going hungry and that is why we provide three days’ worth of nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. Many of the recipients of the food parcels are families with children and over the past seven years we have seen an increase in demand.

“The Covid 19 outbreak means we are seeing demands on our service like never before. We have always relied on food donations from the community, but the current crisis brings with it the threat of reduced food donations and potentially a huge increase in the number of clients.

“We are very grateful to Persimmon Homes for supporting our work. We need to be able to purchase supplies for clients as and when the food donations dwindle in the coming months.”

The foodbank is run by 120 volunteers and has been supporting vulnerable people in the town since 2013. It distributes around 300 food parcels a month.

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