Chepstow Branch Staff Support their Local Foodbank throughout December

1 December 2016

Chepstow Community

The Society’s Chepstow branch is pleased to be supporting Chepstow Foodbank by collecting food throughout December, before staff members take part in a day of volunteering on Friday 16th December.

From Thursday 1st December, members and non-members alike are able to donate in-date, non-perishable food items for people in need at our Chepstow branch right up until Christmas.

Chepstow Foodbank is run by Chepstow & District Churches Together and works in partnership with local schools, businesses and community groups. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Every day, people throughout the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill whilst on a low income. A simple box of food can help make a huge difference, with foodbanks helping in some way towards preventing crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.

Chepstow Foodbank believe that no one in our community should have to face going hungry, which is why they provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis.

Deb Chiswell, Chepstow Branch Manager, commented: ‘People would be forgiven for thinking that Chepstow is a relatively affluent area with little or no poverty problems. But scratch the surface and they will realise the need for a foodbank in the area is great and we could all potentially face a crisis at some point in our lives.’

She continued: ‘So many people today have no financial safety net and a foodbank can make all the difference. I’m thrilled that our team here in Chepstow are doing a little to help families in need in the run up to Christmas.’

You can find out more about Chepstow Foodbank by clicking here.

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