Telford food bank is given £33,000 funding

A food bank in Telford has been given funding which will help it continue for at least another six years.

Telford Crisis Support has secured £33,000 a year in funding from Telford & Wrekin Council for the next six years.

This will help the charity, which operates food banks in the borough, towards its running costs this year and until 2022/23.

Telford Crisis Support (TCS) set up its food bank operation in 2014 and has received support from the council since it began.

The charity distributes food parcels to people who are in financial crisis, often because of issues such as redundancy, illness, benefit delay or family breakdown.

People are referred to TCS for support from a range of other agencies.

Councillor Rae Evans, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for partnerships, said: "Telford Crisis Support does a fantastic job giving much needed help to people. Our thanks goes to the many volunteers who support them and the people who donate to the food bank.

"However all the forecasts are, that a range of different factors such changes in national benefits and particularly as the new universal credit begins next year, more and more people are likely to need their support.

"This funding will help them continue their great work. This is another example of a community partnership coming forward to help reduce demand on services we can no longer afford to do so due to cuts in our grant.”

Chris Jones, of TCS, added: "I would like to thank the council for all their continuing support, without which, Telford Crisis Support (food bank) would not be able to provide food and other essentials to the residents of the borough.”

"Telford has a great community spirit, this is highlighted by partnership working, the great work our volunteers carry out, and evidenced by the food donations we receive.




Date: 07 December 2017 | Source: Shropshire Star

More Telford News

 All together now for community history day

Wrekin Local Studies Forum is hosting a Community History Day at Wellingto..

 Telford mosque opening doors for public to visit

Shropshire Islamic Foundation is opening the doors to its Wellington mosqu..

 Telford MP Lucy Allan calls for decision on Future Fit

Telford MP Lucy Allan has called on the Department of Health to stop the u..

 Jailed: Shropshire man assaulted ex-partner driving him home from pub

An abusive Shropshire man who attacked his former partner while she drove ..

 Revealed: Security breaches at Shropshire's military bases

Lost ID cards accounted for the majority of security breaches at armed for..

 GKN shareholders urged to reject 'debt-fuelled' takeover

The bid for ownership of GKN would be paid for through hefty debts and dam..
View More

More UK News

Britain reacts to an 'underwhelming' earthquake

The earth shook on Saturday in England and Wales but most people took it in their stride

Teen arrested over schoolgirl 'sex attack'

Police say a teenage boy has been arrested in connection with the alleged sexual assault in Bannockb..

Stormont deadlock: Sinn Féin to meet Theresa May

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald said Sinn Féin will be meeting both Theresa May and Leo Varadk..

Earthquake felt across much of England and Wales

Tremors were felt in Wales and England from what is estimated to be the UK's biggest quake for 10 ye..

UKIP members voted to sack embattled leader Henry Bolton

UKIP members vote to sack party leader Henry Bolton after controversy over racist messages sent by h..
View More

Telford Businesses

Calendar Countdown

[[countdown here]]
[[countdown here]]
[[countdown here]]

Upcoming Events in Telford

22 Apr 2018

11am - 4pm


Free admission

View Details

22 Apr 2018

12 noon


Ride Out Entry £10.00 per bike including Festival entry (advance tickets only - register here)
Festival Entry £5.00 per person (under 16’s free)

View Details

08 May 2018

7:30pm


£26

View Details
View More