STRATFORD-upon-Avon is one of Warwickshire’s busiest emergency foodbanks and one of a number of charities and community groups across the UK to collect food donated through Tesco and The Trussell Trust’s Food Collection.
Since beginning in January 2013 the group has fed more than 8,000 local people in crisis of which a quarter are children.
For foodbank manager Marion Homer, the support Food Collection provides is invaluable: “With need growing all the time, the food we receive means we’re able to continue helping any local people who are in need us. If demand continues to grow at this rate we will be feeding over 250 people a month.”
People are able to access foodbank services up to three times in six months based on a referral from a charity or partner agency, such as the Citizens’ Advice Bureau.