Foodbank keen to help those in need

FAMILIES and individuals in financial difficulty are being urged to contact Clevedon Foodbank to see how the facility can help them.

Set up at Hither Green Industrial Estate in May by members of Churches Together in Clevedon, the foodbank collects donations of produce to then give to people in crisis.

It was established to give support to the rising number of people experiencing difficulties due to the tough economic climate.

Since its creation, the foodbank has received a huge response from the town’s residents, businesses and organisations wishing to support its work and make donations toward it.

As a result, volunteers are now keen to ensure people know there is food available for them if they need it.

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A Foodbank volunteer said: “Thanks to donations collected during the harvest season and through supermarket collections, we have got an awful lot of food and want to make sure it goes to people who need it.

“If people want to know how they can get a voucher they should call us and we can explain exactly how the system works.”

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Vouchers for food are given to those in need through agencies and professionals including health visitors, doctors, social workers and church workers. These can then be exchanged for a three-day supply.

The foodbank, which was the 187th to be created under the UK-wide Trussel Trust scheme, opens from noon until 2pm every Monday and Friday.

Anyone wanting to find out more about how the foodbank can help them can call 07722 769529 or visit

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