Aylesbury Foodbank needs to move to larger premises.
Our current warehouse is too small for the amount of food and toiletries we need to store in it and when Universal Credit comes to Aylesbury in September we expect to need even more food to feed people in need.
Aylesbury Foodbank has been open for just over 2 years and in that time has given out over 415 three-day food parcels. This year we have fed twice as many people as last year and this is before Universal Credit comes to town. Foodbanks across the country have reported up to 70% increases when it has been rolled out in their towns, so Aylesbury Foodbank wants to be ready to serve the people of Aylesbury.
Heather-Joy Garrett, Operations Manager says “This year we have fed twice as many people as in the same time last year and a move to larger premises is now very urgent, so we can build stocks of food before the expected rise in need after the roll out of Universal Credit. If anyone knows about a possible warehouse for us, please get in touch.”
Our current warehouse is 520sq ft and we are looking for a new one with 750 – 1000sq ft. The majority of the space needs to be on the ground floor and we need to have 24/7 access with parking for our van and our volunteers. As a charity we have a limited budget, but we can pay a fair rent. The clients do not come to collect food from the warehouse, which is used for storing the food and packing the boxes for our distribution centres. If a local business or organisation is able to help us find and retain a bigger property, then we would be delighted to promote their support for the foodbank. Please contact Heather-Joy Garrett on [email protected] or 07565 799 797.