People in need in Whaley Bridge can now access food and support from the town’s first food bank.

 One of the factors that prevent people approaching food banks is the perceived stigma.

We’ve been operating since December 2020, and the generosity that the public and local businesses have shown clearly demonstrates that our little community cares deeply for those who need such services. We’ve had stock come in much faster than it could possibly go out, even if we were in the inner city, such is the warmth shown. It is going out though.

We also help other Food Banks when they are running low, as well as the likes of the Community Shop in New Mills and school breakfast clubs. This in turn helps to keep funds in PTA coffers that help to subside trips for those who can’t afford them.

Please do spread the word, we operate on a ‘soft’ referral basis which means users don’t need to bring any kind of paperwork.

The official hours are Mon 1pm-2.30pm, Wed and Fri 1pm-3pm and Sat 10.30am to 12.30pm.   Many working people are still in need of the Food Bank, so we can try to make appointments outside advertised hours by text on 07920 253075 or by email or by using the contact form below.

Cash contributions are gratefully received, as well as bank transfers:

Please ensure that you use, “Food Bank” as a reference.

Whaley Bridge Canal Group

Sort code: 089299

Account Number: 65831405

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