A new Foodbank has been launched to help struggling residents across the south side of Cheltenham.
Feedback from six local schools in Hatherley and Warden Hill revealed that many local families were struggling to feed their children.
So before Christmas, The Mayors Charity, Leckhampton with Warden Hill Parish Council, Up Hatherley Parish Council and supermarket Morrisons all got together with local schools, to pay for and provide a food parcel to more than 276 vulnerable families in the South of Cheltenham.
Now these organizations, supported by Cheltenham Food Bank, local churches and schools, have come together led by Morrisons Supermarket’s Community Champion, Andrea Williams to help launch a new Food Bank that struggling families in the area can easily get to.
Andrea worked with the local councillors for Up Hatherley and Warden Hill: Roger Whyborn (Cheltenham’s Mayor), Andrew McKinlay, Tony Oliver and Iain Dobie to launch the Lakeside Community Project which starts operating in St Margaret’s Hall, Coniston Road on 23rd February.
Councillor Roger Whyborn said “We are really happy to be supporting this scheme. To begin with it will run every Tuesday from 10 am till 12 noon and work on a referral basis from local schools and other community representatives.”
For further information or to make a donation to the project contact Roger on 01242 231458 or Andrea on 07811 715695.