14/08/2017

Chesham Fold Tenants and Residents Association (TRA) have successfully bid for funding which will enable them to run an emergency food bank in partnership with Caritas.

The food bank will run on Thursdays every week from 1-3pm in the Chesham Fold Community centre, distributing packs to anyone who is having difficulty purchasing enough food to avoid hunger.

The sessions, which rely on food donations, also give attendees a place where they can have a cup of tea and speak confidentially to volunteers.

The TRA, with support from Six Town Housing staff, successfully bid for funding to initiate and promote the food bank through The Pitch - a competitive funding event run by Bury Council. At this event, a number of community groups and charities presented project ideas to an audience made up of members of the public, who decided which of the groups would be able to access finance to help deliver their projects.

If you have any enquiries about the food bank, please contact Sister Joan at Caritas on 07891526513.

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