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Droitwich residents urged to drop off items for foodbank

Droitwich Editorial 5th Jun, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

A COLLECTION for Droitwich’s new foodbank will take place at the town’s Waitrose supermarket today (Friday).

Shoppers are being urged to drop off non-perishable items at the store between 9am and 5pm.

The Spa’s first ever foodbank, which will offer a three-day emergency supply of food to men, women and children in need, will open its doors at the beginning of July and volunteers are busy collecting items.

More than 90 per cent of the food collected by the charity will have been donated by the public and supermarket collections are one of the best ways of acquiring supplies.

The foodbank is run by Churches Together in Droitwich Spa and District and supported by Wychavon District Council, Droitwich Spa Town Council, Droitwich Spa Area Partnership, The Cinnamon Network, Festival Housing and other community groups and individuals. It is part of The Trussell Trust’s UK Foodbank Network.

Graham Wilson, the foodbank’s joint project leader, said: “Rising prices, static incomes and high unemployment are having a real impact on people on the breadline and we’re seeing more people turning to foodbanks for help.

“We want to make sure that no-one in Droitwich is forced to go hungry, but to do this we’re urgently asking for help.”

Visit www.droitwichspa.foodbank.org.uk or email info@droitwichspa.foodbank.org.uk for more information on the foodbank or on the volunteering roles at the charity.

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