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1st Jul, 2022

Foodbank celebrates a year of working with local extra care scheme

A FOODBANK in Wellesbourne is celebrating one year of working with local extra care housing scheme Ettington Lodge.

Ettington Lodge, which is managed by Orbit, responded to an appeal in April last year from the foodbank who were seeking extra storage space for emergency food parcels.

A disused space at Ettington Lodge was given a make-over by Orbit’s contractor partner, Fortem, who ensured that the area was fit for purpose.

Since then, the room has been used to collect the supplies which are then distributed to people in need in Wellesbourne and the surrounding villages.

In the last year the foodbank, which is a branch of the Fosse Foodbank and affiliated to the Trussell Trust, delivered food parcels to 108 homes, feeding 124 adults and 111 children.

Associate Minister at St Peter’s Church in Wellesbourne, Rev Wendy Biddington, who is heavily involved with the foodbank, said: “The last year has been a really challenging time for many people and the current cost of living crisis continues to put people under increasing pressure.

“The store room at Ettington Lodge, which enables us to make up the emergency food boxes, has meant we’re able to be very responsive to a call out 24/7.”

Anyone wishing to donate non-perishable and toiletry items to Fosse Foodbank can do so via the various collection points around the village, including those at the Co-op, Sainsbury’s, the Chapel and St Peter’s Church.

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