Stratford upon Avon Foodbank
The Stratford-upon-Avon Foodbank was launched in December 2012 to meet a proven need in the town. In that time it has provided emergency supplies to more than 1,600 adults and 400 children who would otherwise have gone hungry. Low income is now competing with late payments and changes in benefits as the main reason people are seeking help from the 30 accredited agencies in Stratford who issue foodbank vouchers.
Holy Trinity, along with other churches and local organisations, supports the Foodbank and distribution takes place each Tuesday and Fridays at TESCO on the Birmingham Road. Whilst the foodbank is reliant mainly on supermarket collection days to keep its warehouse stocked, church and school harvest festivals and donations by local groups are important, too. As are the many thoughtful families and individuals who drop in each week with shopping bags filled with food.
Volunteers needed to help on supermarket collection days (only six a year) and to help with the weekly distribution either at the centre, in the warehouse or as a driver between the two.
Please contact Marion Homer, Foodbank Manager on 07736 611323.
We rely on food donations from pasta to puddings. Please give in-date non-perishable food to us at either Holy Trinity Parish Centre, Old Town, CV37 6BG on Tuesdays or the United Reform Church, Rother Street, CV37 6LU on Fridays. Opening times 12noon – 2pm.
Shopping list available on website: stratforduponavon.foodbank.org.uk
The Trussell Trust foodbank network works in partnership with local churches and organisations to bring foodbanks to communities across the UK. There are now more than 300 foodbanks in the network. Find out more: www.trusselltrust.org