The Peterborough Food Bank, run by the Trussell Trust, provides the valuable service of supporting members of public with food parcels.
During the coronavirus, as a measure of safety for the volunteers and people in need accessing the service, the charity is amending its operations
As of Saturday, March 28 the food bank will be operating from the Centre at Dogsthorpe Methodist Church in Birchtree Avenue, Peterborough. The service will run for six days in the week, between Monday to Saturdays, 11 am to 1 pm.
Earlier in the week, following the Prime Minister's address, the food bank run by the Trussell Trust said that it will do its best to continue providing the valuable service to the community.
The Trussell Trust manages about 1,200 food bank networks across the country. It posted on its website earlier in the week: “Until we are confident that adequate government protection against poverty is in place, food banks provide an essential community service to people unable to afford food.
“The Trussell Trust will remain open and ready to support food banks in whatever difficult decision they make. If a food bank feels it can continue to run, in line with the government guidance and with the support of their volunteers and local community, we will do everything we can to support the food bank. If a food bank feels it is unable to open, we will look at how we can get work to get emergency food to people in that area who don’t have enough money for food, in a safe, alternative way.”
The Peterborough food bank sent Peterborough Matters this statement: "From Saturday, all Food banks will run Monday to Saturday, 11am to 1pm at Dogsthorpe Methodist Church, Birchtree Avenue."
In another post, the food bank has appealed for food donations and is need of the following products:
- Long life orange juice
- Long life milk
- Tinned fruits and vegetables
- Tinned meat, tuna/fish
- Toilet rolls/ toiletries
For More information please check their website.