A FOODBANK in Wellesbourne has been given a permanent storeroom.
Thanks to local extra care living scheme, Wellesbourne Foodbank will now be operating from Ettington Lodge – owned by Orbit Housing Association.
Scheme Manager Jayne Turvey, has been working with the foodbank – part of Fosse Foodbank – to ensure it continues to operate smoothly, efficiently and effectively out of the village.
Jayne said: “I saw an appeal on social media for a storage request for Wellesbourne Foodbank and I knew we had a spare room at Ettington Lodge which could be used to help with the request. So, I spoke to my colleagues at Orbit and it was agreed that we could use the room in the long term to help out.”
Following a makeover, the room is used to collect and collate the supplies which are distributed to Wellesbourne and the surrounding villages.
Jayne added: “It is a really nice feeling to know that we have helped in that way.
“I am so pleased we could make use of the space and because all the food is delivered to those who need it, we are acting as a storage facility.”
Rev Wendy Biddington from St Peter’s Church is heavily involved with the foodbank. She said: “We provide emergency food parcels across Wellesbourne to those who are in crisis and we are delighted that we can work in partnership with Orbit on this. The Wellesbourne branch of the Fosse Foodbank is affiliated to the Trussell Trust, who provide a set ‘shopping list’ which we use to create the emergency food parcels. Thanks to the generosity of the donations we received, we are also able to provide other essential non-food items too. The project is working out really well.”
The foodbank is looking for donations of non-perishable and toiletry items. Collection points include the Co-op, Sainsbury’s, the Chapel and St Peter’s Church.