Springbank Community Food Bank

Cheltenham

For the past six weeks, newly established Springbank Community Food bank has supported over 1000 requests for help.

The foodbank; now based at Springbank Community Resource Centre; was set up by local volunteers in response to the demand created by the Coronavirus crisis. During this period, 1246 adults and 806 children have benefited from delivery of a food parcel. Most of the parcels have been delivered in the West of Cheltenham, but volunteers have also responded to requests from all over town and further afield.

As well as volunteers, the Food Bank has also received support from several supermarkets, local businesses, charities and both Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Borough Councils. Local Councillor Suzanne Williams, who has been helping to deliver parcels said “People and families using this service are from the whole demographic range, young care leavers, older couples, average families, single parents, single adults, couples, large families and everyone in-between.

Lyam Galpin and Faith Rooke-Mathews have been coordinating the volunteers.

Lyam said “We have been continually amazed at the response we have had in our calls for help since we started back in March. We now have a great pool of volunteers who are packing and delivering food parcels, collecting donations, sorting donations and investigating ways of sustaining the project for as long as possible. The public have been incredibly generous with their donations of both food and money and for that we are incredibly grateful – we really couldn’t do this without your help.”

The Food Bank can be contacted on 07545 324225 or email: info@springbankfoodbank.org

Springbank Foodbank volunteers

Back row left to right: Suzanne Williams, Nicki Roberts, Kirsty Wright, Lyam Galpin, Jacquie Boyer.

Front Row: Faith Rooke-Mathews, Josh McConnell.

 

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