What difference does a year make?

We’re often asked when are the peak times of the year for Food parcel requests? 

Well we have provided a graph to give you a rough idea of how suddenly demand can change. For example in 2018 there was a big drop off in referrals from January to March with a gradual rise through until May. 

 

However looking at 2019, we saw a similar decrease but with a sudden spike in March. which is usually when we see our lowest food stocks and supplies.

The most notable change has been the increase in referrals between July and August in 2019. This leads to a higher number of food parcels being made per working day.

The referrals will only rise between now until Christmas so the Harvest festival donations are so important in the run up to the new year.

If you feel that you can help with food donations, volunteering or financial support please look at the get involved menu at the top of our website.

 

Harvest Festival

We have collected donations from 13 schools in Telford and Wrekin so far and we have many more still to come!

Thank you to every pupil, parent and teacher that has made a contribution so far. This has very much been the sight of the back of the van every day for the past two weeks!

Restaurant 1840 supporting the community

In Dawley right in the heart of Telford, Restaurant 1840 is a fully licensed unique dining experience. One of Telford’s oldest buildings, this 19th century former Methodist Church is unique, the locally sourced produce is freshly prepared by the team and Barry & Rebecca would love you to join them for a memorable eating experience. 

Since opening they have been focused on supporting local good causes and for Setpember 2019 have chosen to support Telford Crisis Support’s Foodbank with a cheque for £1274

We can’t thank Barry, Rebecca and the team enough for their very generous contributions.

Find out more at www.restaurant1840.co.uk

 

Thank you to Gary and Paul Brennan for visiting the Foodbank Hub recently and for making a generous contribution totalling £500 from both Forester and Ironbridge Masonic lodges in Telford and Wrekin. 

A Further £100 was donated by Adastra Training (www.adastra.training)

Albrighton, Shifnal and Market Drayton have all received donations too recently. There will also be a Shropshire wide fund-raising festival until the end of October to help further the efforts of supporting those in need.

Pictured L-R (Gary Brennan, Immediate Past Master of the Iron Bridge Lodge | Ollie Locker, Telford Crisis Support Operations Manager | Paul Brennan, Master of Forester Lodge)

We’re just about halfway through the Summer Holidays, how are we coping? Well this week alone so far (12th – 16th August) we’ve provided 234 meals just for Children.

That’s 78 bowls of cereal! 

Including Adults altogether in just two days we’ll have provided enough food to make 621 meals.

Please continue to give whatever you can. Find your nearest donation point HERE