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Don't forget the One Can Trust foodbank

Don't forget the One Can Trust

- your local food bank

 

Vulnerable local communities need your support more than ever.

That’s the message from the local food bank run by One Can Trust which is seeing a reduction in food donations and volunteer numbers, alongside an increase in need, as the impact of the coronavirus crisis grows.

Donate to your local food bank

The food bank, which serves those in need across High Wycombe and provides services as far as Marlow, Princes Risborough and parts of South Bucks, is facing serious challenges and urging all local people and organisations to pull together:

“We all need to look after ourselves and our families but please also remember the wider community during these difficult times. This crisis is not only making things worse for the hundreds of families and individuals who already use our service, but we’re also seeing a rise demand, especially with schools now closed.

Whilst church porches are no longer accessible and so donations cannot be collected there, you can support in a number of other ways. Cash donations would be most helpful. This will enable us to be as efficient as possible by reducing the risk through handling donated goods, while building up a ‘war chest’ for what’s to come. Whatever you can afford would go a long way and the details are on our website. We’re also in desperate need of a large quantity of bags for life – something we don’t want to waste much-needed funds on buying,” said Graham Peart, Chair of the One Can Trust.

Can you help your food bank?

The organisation is also asking for volunteers to come forward.

“Our volunteers are incredible people and the ones who keep this service going. A number of them are elderly, some are having to self-isolate and we need back-up so we can maintain the service. Even if you can help for just a couple of hours a week, you’ll be making an important contribution during this crisis and we’d urge you to contact us. We’ll need people who can do a range of things, including help with general admin tasks, such as answering phones. I’d also like to reassure everyone that we are absolutely following all hygiene guidelines to minimise the risk of spreading the virus,” added Graham.

The Trust also continues to run donation points from most local supermarkets.

Cash, food and bags for life

All details for making cash donations can be found on the website www.onecantrust.org.uk/donate/donate-money/. If you are able to volunteer or have some bags for life, please email:  onecan@live.co.uk.   

 


One Can Trust Foodbank

Since the Government has asked all churches to remain closed until further notice, it will no longer be possible to collect foodbank donations in the church porches.  The larger supermarkets have collecting boxes at their entrance doors - please could we encourage you to support foodbanks by adding an item of food if and when you go to shop.  Thank you for your generous support.


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