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Help Todmorden Food Drop-in boost funds

Thursday, 24 August 2017

The Todmorden Food Drop-in aims is to provide a 3 day food parcel, toiletries and other essential items for the people of Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and surrounding areas who are in need. 

Todmorden Food Drop-in

The Food Drop-in opened its doors on Saturday 1st June 2013 and regularly sees around 80 to 100 people each Saturday morning at sessions at St Mary's Church in Todmorden, between 9.30am and 12 noon. Many of these are single people but some are from larger households, some with children, and the number of people in need is expected to increase.

Food is generously donated by local people and shops, but the bulk of our supplies are purchased with our funds, which consist of donations and grants we have been lucky enough to secure.

For some time, there has been the opportunity to join the £5 pledge Appeal - people donate monthly by standing order. The Food Bank group are hugely grateful to the amazing number of local people who have stepped up to the mark and regularly donate in this way, or online via Local Giving.

The current financial pressures on households mean that there is a constant need to provide food to those in difficulty, some who are regular visitors and also several new ones each week. Inflation has increased our costs, and there is currently a regular monthly shortfall, which are covered with reserves, but funds are dwindling. It is hoped to cover other running costs by grant funding.

Todmorden Food Drop-in would therefore like to appeal to those who already contribute to the £5 pledge to consider increasing this by any amount, however small, to help us cope with our increasing costs, and to anyone else who would like to join them in signing up for a regular donation by either a pledge or a Local Giving donation.

Details of how to do this are available on the website:

www.todfooddropin.org

or on the Facebook page. Thank you for anything you can do.