Food Bank Support
Stoney/Calver/Curbar/Froggatt Covid-19 Support Group
Due to the unprecedented Coronavirus situation residents may find themselves in financial difficulties, perhaps because they do not meet the criteria to enable them to get support from the Government or for other reasons.
In view of this a food bank, in conjunction with Spar, will be trialed for a period of two weeks from Monday 27 April. The aim is to provide free parcels of basic food items to those local residents who are in financial difficulties and struggling to pay for food. If there is local need for this service it will be extended for as long as is required.
If you or someone you know is in this situation please call our Volunteer Foodbank Coordinator, Sue Bettney on 07592 944247 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lead Volunteer Coordinator Nicola Rose on 07813 605997or email at email@example.com to receive a parcel. This service will be strictly confidential and all volunteers involved will be asked not to disclose details of anyone taking delivery of food parcels. Please do not hesitate to ask for help - this is what the support group was established for.
If you would like to make a contribution to the foodbank there is a donation box in Spar for staple items (tea, coffee, cereal, canned or dried goods, long life milk, pasta, rice etc.) to be placed in after payment.
If you do not wish to visit Spar, but want to make a donation James, the Manager, has arranged for card donations for the food bank to be taken over the telephone.
This means that parcels can be put together, specific to the needs of the individual or family, using food donations from the box and paying for staple items to provide a good mix of food. Spar has kindly agreed to add bread and fresh vegetables when possible at no charge.
The plan is to deliver food parcels, by arrangement (abiding by social distancing criteria) between 1pm and 3pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Please be aware that, if there is a surplus of donated food items or money, after a brief period of time to ensure no one is coming forward, the food will be donated to a local food bank and money to the NHS. Please also let as many local people as possible know about the food bank – thank you.
Nicola Rose and Sue Bettney
Posted: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 09:24 by Sarah Nicholas