Stretford Foodbank - Covid19 Crisis Appeal

by Stretford Foodbank in Stretford, England, United Kingdom

Stretford Foodbank - Covid19 Crisis Appeal
We did it
On 5th May 2020 we successfully raised £12,700 ( + est. £2177.50 Gift Aid ) with 294 supporters in 28 days

Raising emergency funds to allow Stretford Foodbank to deal with the increased demand across the Manchester area due to Covid19

by Stretford Foodbank in Stretford, England, United Kingdom

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Excess monies will be used to fund Holiday Hunger projects in Stretford, Urmston, Firswood and Old Trafford to support young people and their families who become vulnerable to hunger when not attending school

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in the UK, our main priority is ensuring the safety of everyone who comes to our food bank – whether it’s someone needing help, someone volunteering their time, or someone making a donation. 

No one in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide nutritionally balanced food and support to local people who are referred to us. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Covid19 is impacting the Stretford Foodbank in a number of ways

1. We are sadly seeing increased demand across the Stretford, Urmston and Old Trafford area and only expect this to get higher as more and more people have to apply for Universal credit and need financial support

2. We have seen a drastic reduction in food donations as peoples shopping habits are changing.

3. A number of our regular volunteers are from at risk groups so unable to work currently.

4. Many of the community groups that collect food for us have had to stop their activities and can no longer collect for us.

We need your urgent help to fund the purchase of food that is required to fill this gap.

How you can help

If you can donate food then please donate at one of these locations - 

If you cannot get to these locations then please give to this Crowdfunder project that will allow us to purchase the food we need.

Thanks so much for all your support at this time of need.

More about Stretford Foodbank

Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.

If you are able to drop off food donations, these are our food collection point locations:

  • The Foodbank Warehouse, 133 Barkway Rd, Stretford (for large donations)
  • Asda , Trafford Park
  • Sainsbury's Urmston
  • One Stop Shop, Winchester Rd Stretford
  • Sainsbury's Flixton
  • via our Neighbourhood Collection Scheme

We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. Occasionally we send food to other nearby foodbanks to support their work particularly if they experience shortages. This ensures your donations go to help people wherever in the UK they are.

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