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HEREFORD'S FOOD BANK
Hereford's Food Bank provides bags of food to those in urgent need.
THE SPRING COLLECTION has now been launched! Please use this poster if your Church, School or work place would like to take part. Every week Emergency Food Parcels are being supplied to families who are in serious and sudden hardship and there is a continued increase in need this year.
We always need tins of meat, coffee, packets of dried milk and sugar, fruit juice, squash,toothpaste, shampoo.
If you would like to make a cash donation, please send a cheque made out to Hereford Diocesan Social Aid Charity to Jackie Boys, The Gateway Office, The Palace, Hereford HR4 9BL.
If you can help, or want more information contact Jackie Boys on 01432 373311 or email@example.com
The Community Larder opened in 2009 with the specific remit to offer crisis intervention to families and individuals facing financial hardship and unable, for whatever reason, to afford food.
Working with agencies across the City, the Community Larder operates under a referral system, whereby a voucher, issued through one of the partner agencies, can be exchanged for a bag of food.
The Churches in Hereford Diocese Action Team (CHAT) welcomes donations of food or cash and is constantly seeking new people willing to lend a hand with the project.
For more information about the project contact Jackie Boys, Social Responsibility Officer, on 01432 373311, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Growth of the Food Banks!
It's good to report that the Community Larder in Hereford is positively thriving thanks to the help it gets from people across the Diocese. A Community Larder - or similar provision - is now operating in Ross on Wye, Leominster, Kington, Ledbury, Tenbury Wells, Bromyard, Ludlow, Craven Arms. More Larders, or Food Banks will be opening soon.
As well as exchanging food for vouchers at the Larder, numerous agencies now collect food parcels on behalf of their clients and in 2011 well over 100 boxes of food have been collected by social workers and other agencies in the county to deliver to families in crisis. This more than doubled in 2012.
The comments we receive from the agencies reassure us time and time again that the work we are doing is valuable, not only in assisting some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, but also in enabling agencies to make their limited resources stretch further. As one social worker said, the Larder has given them an extra tool in their tool-box!