Town Council donate £2,880 to Bognor Regis Foodbank
Published: 01 December 2020
Bognor Regis Town Council are pleased to announce that a charitable donation of £2,880 will be made to Bognor Regis Foodbank this December.
These monies had been intended to produce the annual Town Council Newsletter, in March, that is hand-delivered to residential properties within the five Wards of Bognor Regis. However, early in the production process Lockdown struck and the focus turned to communicating with our community via social media, the Town Council’s website (www.bognorregis.gov.uk), and through our monthly E-Bulletin.
Having consulted the Town Council’s Policy and Resources Committee, the suggestion was made to instead use the unutilised funds for the 2020 Newsletter as a charitable donation to help those in the Town over the festive period in these unprecedented and challenging times for so many people.
Bognor Regis Foodbank provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of Foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. Weekly Foodbank sessions are held at Bognor Methodist Church Hall, for those with Foodbank vouchers. Bognor Regis Town Council’s Town Force Team have supported the Foodbank, since the beginning of the pandemic in March, by loaning and delivering barriers to assist with social distancing whilst Foodbank volunteers distribute food parcels.
The Foodbank are still really grateful for any food donations which people are able to spare. Donations can be placed in the supermarket collection points, which are collected every week, or brought to the Foodbank at Argyle Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1DY on Wednesday mornings between 9.30am and 1pm. The door will be locked, but donors should knock, stand back, then wait for a Foodbank volunteer to come to the door to receive the donations.
Further details for Bognor Regis Foodbank, including ways in which you too can help to ensure that people in our community do not have to face going hungry, can be found at their website www.bognorregis.foodbank.org.uk.
Mandy Riley, Co-ordinator at Bognor Regis Foodbank said “We at the Foodbank really appreciate the support from Bognor Regis Town Council and for this donation. We also appreciate all the ongoing support from the Bognor Regis Community as a whole.”