Stroud District Foodbank News - December 2018
A month by month breakdown showed that the unusually cold spring months contributed to this increase, whereas the warm dry summer saw numbers drop on the previous year. As we enter the winter months we anticipate that need will rise again especially amongst those facing insecure work, debt and changing benefit payments.
We are in healthy shape in the warehouse following the Harvest period, over 100 schools and churches from the district held celebrations and donated over 7 tonnes of food and toiletries. This will provide much needed stock for the colder months.
Our annual Tesco Food Collection will be held in the Cam and Stroud stores on Thursday 29th November through 1st December, this collection helps us stock up with seasonal items that will be used to make over 400 Christmas Hampers. We'll also be presenting some of the entries to our Mascot competition.
The Stroud based Tesco stores are also currently hosting the Foodbank as one of the options for the blue tokens, if you happen to shop there, do please consider supporting us! Thank You!