Six months on and foodbank looks for extra storage space

Published on: 03 Mar 2014

ORGANISERS of the Resound foodbank have thanked supporters for all the donations during their first six months – and urged them to keep up the good work.

The foodbank, which is open every Friday in Blackhorse Road, Mangotsfield, provides emergency supplies to people in need from across the Downend, Mangotsfield, Emersons Green and Staple Hill area.

Since it opened in September last year, it has been giving out food parcels to between 18 and 25 people each week – more in the run-up to Christmas.

Claire Collins, who co-ordinates the volunteers who offer the service, said: “Thank you so much for all your amazing support.

“The majority of people receive the food and goods you give with such amazement and gratitude it is a privilege to witness. Several have turned to us when their situation improved to donate food back to us or to offer to volunteer.”

New volunteers have been trained in recent weeks to support the team in sorting, dating, weighing and packing donations.

The gifts are taken to a warehouse run by the Yate and Sodbury foodbank, from where supplies are issued back to the Resound service for distribution to people in need in exchange for vouchers.

Claire said: “We are also in the process of looking for a place to store food near to the Resound building as we grow larger.”

The foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust network.

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