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Charity Foodbank Stoke launches in food to poor in Stoke-on-Trent today



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As reported in March, local charity Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank is launching today after months of hard work from local volunteers to build the new warehouse, and to build relationships locally to start getting the help to the people in need.

 

Wesley Hall Methodist Church started the Stoke-on-Trent arm of the Foodbank service which is backed by the Trussell Trust, which runs a network of food banks across the UK.

Reverend Ron Willoughby said

"the aim is to help people in crisis with three days of nutritional food. and to provide help and encouragement

We're as ready as we can be. We hoped to have two-and-a-half to three tonnes of food in the warehouse, but it is closer to one-and-a-half tonnes.

All food given out by food banks is donated and professionals identify those in "crisis" and give them a food bank voucher. Food banks are seeing people from all walks of life turning to us for help when they hit crisis.

Today's opening will see Local politicians, councillors, volunteers and core team will be at the launch

 

 

Food Bank Stoke-on-TrentPrefered Donate Food Shopping List

  • Milk (UHT or powered)
  • Sugar (500g)
  • Fruit Juice (long life carton)
  • Soup
  • Pasta sauces
  • Sponge Pudding (Tinned)
  • Cereals
  • Baked Beans (Tinned)
  • Rice Pudding (tinned)
  • Tea Bags/Instant Coffee
  • Instant Mash Potato
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Tinned Meat.Fish
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Jam
  • Biscuits or Snack Bars
  • 'Free From' items

http://stokeontrent.foodbank.org.uk/

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Web Monkey's picture

Well done to everyone

Well done to everyone involved setting this chairty up including Karen and Colin from Tight Corner in Tunstall Market. They worked so hard to see this through, and need more and more backing to stop Stoke-on-Trent's families from falling on really hard times.  I was shocked when I read the statistics, and the thought of a child going without a much needed meal is heart breaking.

I always thought this country had come so far. Sadly this isn't the case. 

If those that can afford could just bung on a extra pounds worth of value tins and packs it would make a massive difference to the charity.

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Foodbank on Radio 1 News as a

Foodbank on Radio 1 News as a newsbeat feature.

Saying a lot of the people who are employed but are running out of wages. Yesterday in the news the government are still going soft on the rich paying more taxes.

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