Redbridge Foodbank expands to support more people in need

Cllr Wes Streeting with the Redbridge Foodbank volunteers

Cllr Wes Streeting with the Redbridge Foodbank volunteers - Credit: Archant

An initiative which supports families and individuals in need has been expanded.

Redbridge Foodbank now has a new collection point in the foyer of Redbridge Town Hall, where members of the public can donate non-perishable items.

The building, in High Road, Ilford, joins Tesco Barkingside and the Halifax bank branch in Ilford as a collection venue.

The foodbank runs an emergency service for people who have been referred by a doctor or social worker and the parcels provide meals for three days.

Cllr Wes Streeting, deputy leader of Redbridge Council and cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “I wish foodbanks weren’t necessary, but the level of demand on Redbridge Foodbank shows how important this service is.

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“The impact of poverty on families’ wellbeing can be devastating and we can all play our part to help.

“This collection point will hopefully make it even easier for people to donate essential goods.”

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