Oldham Foodbank appealing for urgent donations

Date published: 17 September 2018

Oldham Foodbank is appealing for donations and help in getting more supplies to those desperately in need of food.

It’s believed the recent summer holidays have had an adverse effect on the foodbank’s stocks – with many parents whose children would normally receive free school meals needing to get extra items in the cupboard.

Kids who get free school meals or breakfast clubs haven’t had access to those services throughout the summer.

Oldham’s Foodbank is now appealing for people to donate just one tin off their list – and then to get a friend, family member or work colleague to do the same.

They’re in need of things like fish, tomatoes, soup, fruit, rice pudding, tinned meat, tea, coffee, rice, biscuits, milk, juice, and sugar.

Their website says they are in urgent need of chocolate bars or treats, instant mash, jam, nappies, pasta sauce, and shopping bags.

The service is described as a charitable organisation providing emergency food provisions to people in the Oldham area, who are struggling to provide for themselves due to varying issues.

People are referred to the foodbank by front line care professionals, such as social services or the job centre – and this ensures that people who access the foodbank are people who need it most.

They provide three-days’ worth of food in parcels for those in desperate need.

Donations can be taken to Tesco on Huddersfield Road in Chadderton and Failsworth, or the ASDA store in Shaw.