Stratford Foodbank receives much-needed £750 donation - The Stratford Observer

Stratford Foodbank receives much-needed £750 donation

Stratford Editorial 13th Feb, 2024   0

STRATFORD Foodbank has received a much-needed £750 donation.

The cash comes from housebuilder Redrow Midlands as part of its community fund initiative.

The fund, which was launched last year, provides organisations in the area with donations to help them thrive.

Operating for over ten years, Stratford Foodbank has grown rapidly, providing more than 5,200 three-day emergency food parcels in 2023 alone.

It is supported entirely by donations and support from churches, businesses and individuals who regularly donate food, and help from professionals in the community, including GP surgeries, mental health services and schools, who are able to identify and refer those in crisis to be issued a food bank voucher.

Sarah Crompton from Stratford Foodbank said: “We are incredibly grateful for Redrow Midlands’ generous donation. These funds will make a huge difference to the foodbank, as we use the funds to increase the skillsets of our volunteers through training, which will enable us to offer further support to local people.”

Redrow Midlands spokesperson Elaine Cartwright added: “We are thrilled to be supporting Stratford Food Bank, a thoroughly deserving local charity, as we continue to help build thriving communities through our community fund initiative.

“Here at Redrow Midlands, we are proud to support many incredible organisations working extremely hard to tackle poverty in the area. We hope that this donation makes a big difference to the amount of food parcels that can be provided to those in need in the coming months.”



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