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Foodbank also helping people in Stourport
A CHARITY feeding people unable to put food on their tables in Wyre Forest is reaching out to families in Stourport.
Kidderminster Foodbank, based at Baxter Church, Kidderminster, opened last year but helps those struggling across the whole district.
Organisers of the service, run by Churches Together in Kidderminster in partnership with national charity the Trussell Trust, say, despite more than 2,500 being fed in its first year, the need is still out there.
Churches in Stourport, including Stourport Wesley Methodist Church, Parkes Passage and Cornerstone Family Church, Minster Road, act as food collection points, gathering food from Stourport residents to hand out.
Volunteers from Stourport help provide food to needy people and bring back food collected in the town to the group’s distribution centre in Kidderminster.
Tesco Metro, in Lombard Street, has also contributed towards the charity, letting volunteers hand out lists of items for shoppers to collect and drop into Foodbank baskets.
Foodbank treasurer, Denise Carson, said: “We do have clients who come from Stourport and collections in the churches of Stourport.
“There are a number of people from Stourport who visit us and it shows the need exists in Stourport.
“We need to get the word out as there are still people, including from Stourport, who say they did not know about the foodbank.
“Every time we open we have at least one person on the volunteering rota who is a Stourport member.”
The foodbank provides people in need with three days worth of emergency food. Those claiming need to have been given a voucher from an approved charity or social service – including the Citizens Advice Bureau in Parkes Passage.
Kidderminster Foodbank opens at Baxter Church in Kidderminster town centre on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12.30pm until 3.30pm and Fridays between 9.30am and 3.30pm.
Anyone needing help can call 07523 896280, 01562 746600 or email email@example.com.
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