Clay Cross Foodbank is moving to new premises; we have been asked to leave our current location as it is about to be rented. But thanks to our ongoing support from Derbyshire County Council we have been offered a larger warehouse in the same area. This will create opportunities for us to develop the services we offer, and have more storage space.
We are appealing for help renovating the building and helping to make it suitable for storing food. We are hoping to move in by the end of October, and will be spending the last two weeks of October cleaning, painting and moving stock.
Since opening in June 2012 Clay Cross Foodbank has provided 3 days’ worth of food for over 9000 people including 3300 children. They also work with local partners to offer support to help people with the underlying causes of crisis.
Andrew Fellows project manager says “this will mean we will have more space to store and sort our food donations, it also will mean that we will have space to store recycled clothing and household linens to offer local families at very low cost. We are very grateful for all the support we have received from our local community, and hope that you will continue to help us help those in need.”