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Cheddar food bank to open

By ruth_ovens_1  |  Posted: November 26, 2013

  • Staff training at the food bank

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THE new food bank in Cheddar is opening on December 2.

Cheddar Valley Plus Food Bank will be at the Baptist Church, Cheddar on this date and thereafter weekly on Monday mornings 9.30am to noon.

The service will run alongside the Citizen Advice Bureau drop in sessions who are one of the agencies for the food bank and able to issue vouchers to those identified in crisis.

Food bank committee member, Sue Albone said: “This week has been extremely busy for us.

“We have held a vital training session for Agencies including the Cheddar Childrens’ Centre and CAB, Reverend Sue Rose from Cheddar and Reverend Tim Hawkings from Axbridge.”

Those who attended the evening training session on November 21 were given specific volunteering training enabling them to staff the distribution centre.

Mrs Albone added: “Alongside training we have also moved all the food donated from Harvest giving, Axbridge collection point, schools and The Lynch Chapel, Winscombe collections into our new temporary storage warehouse at Unit 7 Valley Line Industrial Park, Wedmore Road, Cheddar.

“From this weekend the storage facility will now be open on Saturday mornings from 9.30am to noon to accept any donations of food and related products.”

To contact the food bank call 07922 309369 or 07922 308154 or email Info@cheddarvalley.foodbank.co.uk.

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