Food charity banking on more help

Food charity banking on more help

Food charity banking on more help

First published in News

MP SIR George Young revisited Andover’s foodbank after opening it eight years ago.

The foodbank has broadened its reach and supplies a number of outlets in Test Valley, and parts of Wiltshire and Basingstoke and Deane. There are 70 registered volunteers who give up their time to keep the foodbank going.

Sir George said: “Nearly 6,000 people were helped by the Andover foodbank in 2013, an increase of 29 per cent on the previous year.

“The principal cause of demand for the foodbank was benefit delay. As the local MP, I will, of course, do all I can to help people whose benefit has been held up, as I know that this can cause great problems.”

Sir George was told that the foodbank needed additional warehouse capacity and has recently leased space in West Portway. This is putting pressure on costs, and so the foodbank is looking for funding.

Visit andoverfoodbank.org.

uk or call 01264 362111.

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