The Mayor’s Food Bank Fund was set up in April to aid local food banks who were struggling to cope with a rise in demand and insufficient donations. It has now raised over £15,000. By the end of the summer food stocks were much improved.
Food banks stocks in the run-up to Christmas were reasonably good, though Christmas will have depleted them. Right now in January, or need is for high value, high protein foods (meat cheese, fish etc.) which are harder to come by through food donations than basic foods such as beans and pasta etc.
SO ... The Mayor of Cheltenham’s Charity is set up so that Food banks can go out and buy the food they need to distribute and/or buy equipment.
You can give just a few pounds, £3 or £5, but £25 buys a whole food parcel.
FOR YOU to help click the panel now on this page at CROWDFUNDER
Thank you for your support! Councillor Roger Whyborn – Mayor
SO PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY The charities, led by Family Space working under the #feedcheltenham banner, have been supporting each other through the crisis with some co-or help from Cheltenham Borough Council and GCHQ. The strengths of the relationships developed through the crisis led to the collaborative bid to deliver frozen meals to children on free school meals at the October half-term
You can find the full press release and information at: https://www.cheltenham.gov.uk/news/article/2481/mayor_asks_residents_to_continue_food_bank_donations
The participating groups and their details are:
1) Cheltenham Open Door: cheltenhamopendoor.org.uk/
2) Cheltenham Food Bank (Trussell Trust) at Elim Church: cheltenham.foodbank.org.uk
3) CCP (Caring for Communities and People): www.ccp.org.uk/
4) Springbank Community Food Bank: www.facebook.com/SpringbankCG
5) Cornerstone Centre: www.cornerstonecentre.org.uk
6) St Peters and The Moors Big Local – Reduce Food Waste Project: sptm.org.uk
7) The King's Takeaway at Trinity Church: http://trinitycheltenham.com/transform/
8) SEWA DAY (within Cheltenham) https://sewaday.org/donations/
Food parcel donations are also welcome at the individual food projects