Churches Together in Market Drayton was instrumental in the establishment of a foodbank in the town in partnership with the Trussell Trust.
The Market Drayton Foodbank is open during the following times each week:
- Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:00am
- Fridays 12:30 to 2:00pm
Midlands Today reports on the opening of the Foodbank
On Tuesday 6th Nov. 2012 the BBC regional news reported the opening of the Market Drayton Foodbank. The article which accompanied it can be found here on their website. You can watch the two minute item below:
Foodbank features on Radio Shropshire
On Sundays 21st and 28th October 2012 Radio Shropshire’s Mike George – Sunday Breakfast featured interviews with volunteers preparing to open Market Drayton’s Foodbank. They have kindly given us permission to put copies of the broadcast interviews on our web site so anyone who missed them at the time can listen again.
An interview with several volunteers:
An interview with two key people behind the project
What is a Foodbank?
A foodbank gives three days of nutritionally balanced food and support for people who are in crisis and facing difficult choices about meeting financial obligations or going hungry. The foodbank network is now helping communities across the West Midlands to meet the needs of their neighbours by setting up a foodbank in their own locality.
The very first foodbank began in Salisbury, and with 10 years of expertise, the charity now has 70 foodbanks feeding people in need all over the UK.
In setting up a foodbank we will:
- Work with local churches to mobilise volunteers and resources
- Link with statutory agencies for client referrals
- Partner with local schools, businesses and supermarkets for food donations
- Pray with and for people in need in your community