Maltby Food Bank – the details according to Maltby Town Council

Received today, 16th May 2013

“Firstly, I would apologise for the delay in responding to your email, I do try and reply to queries as quickly as possible, but this is sometimes difficult.

 Anyone can access the HYPER market stall on Wednesdays between 11am and 3pm, which is outside the entrance of Addison Road,  and have access to subsidised fruit and vegetables etc, for £2.50 a bag (price vary dependant on choice of produce).  This is part of the ‘Helping Yorkshire People Eat Responsibly’ project which provides greater access of healthy eating and locally grown or surplus produce to the local community.

 Maltby Foodbank is currently providing Eat Well Bags to identified   individuals/families that are suffering food poverty or are in need.  Eligibility is agreed by appropriate agencies based on, eg, low income, benefit sanction, financial/budgeting problems, health related need etc.

 Anyone can donate to the Maltby Food Bank tins/packets (either ‘in date’ or past the ‘Best Before’ date) to Maltby Foodbank

(by dropping in at the Addison Road Centre Reception – FAO Dianne Harper).  They particularly need things like tins of beans, tomatoes, spaghetti, soup etc.

The £500 donated by Maltby Town Council is being used to provide 10 food parcels per week for 10 weeks.  Stepping Stones (SSCC), RMBC Children Young People & Families Service Maltby are utilising a referral process in order for people in need to benefit from a food parcel. To receive a free food parcel they need to be referred by one of the above organisations.  Once identified the families/individuals will be given a food parcel by workers from the Stepping Stones Childrens Centre.

The donation from Maltby Town Council is being used as a pilot project and one which we are monitoring to see what is the take up of the parcels and if it is of benefit to Maltby folk. At the end of the 10 weeks, the project will be reviewed.

 Regards

 Ann Stewart

Town Clerk and RFO

MALTBY TOWN COUNCIL

Tel: 01709 814060

Email: maltby.town@btconnect.com “

Well, that answers some questions but also produces more … 

More soon.

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