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Here for Humanity new foodbank services have increased

Posted on - 7th March, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Ingol, Preston News
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Here for Humanity Preston has recently announced that services have been increased.

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With the current climate of food prices and energy costs rising, the charity have found that they are receiving an unprecedented amount of requests for support, potentially even more than was needed during lockdowns.

The new food club, which is referred to as the Fulwood Here for Humanity for admin purposes, ran for the first time this week and will continue to run every Tuesday from now on.

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This new club is in addition to the original Tanterton Here for Humanity to a Thursday and the Plungington version on a Friday.

A spokesperson for Preston Here For Humanity said: “Each group is named differently as it is billed for its food from our supplier according to what food is collected but by opening up, another hub means we can now in turn support up to an extra 50 homes in a different part of the city while also supporting up to 50 homes in each of the other hubs.

“The food clubs are a pantry style service where a user pays a small membership for a share of food that we also pay a membership for to collect from our supplier fareshare

“The food is recycled from waste and redistributed before being sent to a landfill”

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Users of the service on offer receive three bags for their membership each week which contain:

  • One bag of tins and packets
  • One bag of meat and dairy
  • One bag of fruit and veg

The food club will the team to offer a free food bag to any genuine family in need who may not be able to provide food, thanks to this sustainable membership scheme.

Read more: Preston Here for Humanity hold collection to help women and children fleeing domestic violence

The community food bank also funds additional projects such as kids lunches or hot food for the elderly.

Food club is funded by Preston City Council and The National Lottery Community Fund and anyone who wants to take part just has to fill in a simple self referral form. The form can be found here.

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