Foodbank's thanks to residents of Alsager
Alsager and District Foodbank has praised local people for continuing to donate to the much-needed service during the pandemic.
“Without the public's support we would be really low on everything,” said lead co-ordinator Tracy Abbott on Tuesday.
Tinned fruit and vegetables, cuppa soups, noodles, toilet rolls, nappies, soap, shower gel, ladies’ sanitary wear and pet food are just some of the products on the group’s wishlist. There is particular demand for long-life milk.
She added: “We are still very reliant on public donations. It is difficult for co-ordinators to go out to the shops for foodbank supplies because of the understandable queues that form because of self-distancing and the time it takes in that respect. Also, although the supermarket shelves are full, we cannot take the quantity we need in one go.
“We are just asking for donations, particularly of long-life milk.”
Praising residents she said: “People are brilliant - they are so thoughtful. Thank you to the public of Alsager.”
The foodbank is working with limited volunteers at the moment due to social distancing.
Locations where food donations can be left include: Asda, Lawton Road; Sainsburys and Spar on Crewe Road; Christ Church, Church Road, and Rode Heath Chapel.
Alsager and District Foodbank also provides emergency food and support to the communities of Rode Heath, Oakhanger, Church Lawton and Scholar Green. It works with front line services using a referral system, to provide emergency food for people in times of crisis.
To contact the foodbank, call 07743 659906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To make a financial donation, the Co-op bank details are: account name, Alsager Community Church; sort code, 08-92-99; account number: 65390674; reference number AFB056.