Following government advice and guidelines from the Trussell Trust, our working procedure has changed significantly and our main priority is ensuring the safety of everyone who comes to the food bank and our volunteers. Sadly you are unlikely to be greeted with a drink and a chat as we have limited volunteers working and also to accommodate social distancing. We are now operating pre-packed system with limited access of two visitors in the food bank at any given time. You will be asked to sit separately whilst details are checked and any final personal items are added e.g sanitary products, napppies. Your goods are then weighed, signed for and handed over, thus minimising your time in the hall. Posters have been put on the door and signboard informing all visitors of these details with reminders about observing the 2m distancing advice.
We are aware that several of the voucher issuing agencies are closed due to the current situation and as such are looking into alternative ways that the vouchers can be issued. Please check for updates on this site for further details.
Obviously, we are all limited on our current supermarket shop and this has also had an impact on donations and the stock that we hold as we have shortages or are completely out of several items now. We will continue to look for alternative sources to help replenish our stock but also ask that you donate what you can even during these times of uncertainty.
We would like to say how grateful we are to all those who are still able to volunteer and for those who are unable, keep safe and we look forward to seeing you, hopefully in the not too distant future.
For further information on how Coronavirus is affecting food banks across the country, please visit the Trussell Trust website.