STRATFORD Foodbank is turning ten with a special event to recognise its many volunteers.
The celebration will take place on August 8 – the date the foodbank became a registered charity back in 2013.
The vital service initially opened its doors for the first time in December 2012 and since then has received the help of countless volunteers.
And the foodbank, based at The Fred Winter Centre, would like to hear from these volunteers – past and present – in order to put together a selection of stories and memories for the event.
To contribute contact [email protected]
Stratford Foodbank, part of the Trussell Trust network of foodbanks, provides a vital service to the people of the town and the surrouding area, by handing out food parcels to those in need.
The support the foodbank provides is needed now more than ever, as families across the whole country are facing the biggest income squeeze in a generation, with many people on the very lowest incomes struggling to put food on the table.
The number of people Stratford foodbank is feeding this year compared to last has risen by around 75 per cent.
The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of more than 1,300 food bank centres, providing emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, as well as working to challenge the structural issues that force people to use food banks.
The celebratory event will take place at Stratford Foodbank between 11am and 2pm and will include light refreshments.