ORGANISATIONS supporting those in crisis are invited to a workshop to find out how Stratford Foodbank can help.
The charity – which provides three-day food parcels to those in need – is holding a lunchtime training session on May 4, from 12.30pm, at Foundation House in Masons Road.
The session will include a short presentation about how organisations can access emergency food parcels, followed by questions and answers, along with sandwiches and refreshments.
Foodbank manager Marion Homer said: “This lunchtime session is designed for existing and new referral partners wishing to work with us to support those in need in our town.
“The foodbank is dependent on partnerships like this to support those in crisis.
“Despite seeing a significant increase in demand for our food parcels we believe there are still those in need who don’t know how to access our support, so we are looking to ensure we are working as well as possible with both existing and new partners in the town.
“We are particularly keen to see more doctors surgeries, schools and colleges holding our vouchers. We would also like to work with more partners supporting older people in Stratford such as churches pastoral groups and social organsiations.”
The foodbank operates from a cabin in Tesco car park, and hands parcels out to those with a voucher provided by a GP or social worker.
Food is donated by residents at collection baskets in Waitrose, Morrisons and Tesco.
Those interested in attending the workshop should email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit stratforduponavon.foodbank.org.uk for more information.