Oldham Foodback receives donation from Skipton Building Society

Date published: 18 February 2021

Oldham foodbank has been given a welcome cash donation from a local building society branch.

Skipton Building Society, on Market Place in Oldham town centre made a £60 donation to Oldham Foodbank, which has seen a rise in demand since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic.

A spokesman for Skipton Building Society said: "We know it isn’t right that anyone should be left hungry or living in extreme poverty. With over 2000 food banks across the UK supporting people who cannot afford the essentials in life, foodbanks provide a vital support network through local communities coming together to help those who need it most.

"The food poverty rate in the UK is amoung the highest in Europe. Despite being the sixth richest country in the world, millions are struggling to access the food they need every single day. With the rate ever increasing, foodbanks need help now more than ever."

The money donated by Skipton’s Oldham branch will go towards daily essentials and cupboard staples such as tea, coffee, milk, eggs, bread and fresh fruit.

Oldham Foodbank can be found at Vulcan Street, Oldham; The Salvation Army, Farrow Street East, Shaw; and South Chadderton Methodist Church, Thompson Lane Chadderton.

Kerry Bray, manager at Skipton’s Oldham branch, told the Chronicle: “We’re delighted to support the fantastic work being carried out by Oldham Foodbank and hope that Skipton’s donation will help the local community. Throughout the pandemic, it has never been more important to support local foodbanks and help all those going through the food poverty every day."

You can contact Oldham Foodbank on 0161 622 1061 or email: info@oldham.foodbank.org.uk

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