One of the major issues in running a support service like a food bank is the constant worry that your precious stock of food will run out. You therefore spend much time in thinking how to keep the cupboard well stocked!
Despite the excellent support we receive from individuals, churches, local businesses and Sandwell Council there is still that thought at the back of your mind as to how long your stocks will last. We are seeing an increase in demand at West Bromwich for the food bank which makes the question of sustainability even more pressing.
Bearing this in mind, it’s always great when someone offers to help without being asked! Our local MP Tom Watson (West Bromwich East) has contacted us recently offering to lead a food collection at a local supermarket. So it is that we can now announce that on Saturday 22nd June Mr Watson and his Parliamentary colleague Liam Byrne MP (Birmingham Hodge Hill) will be leading the quest at Tesco New Square, West Bromwich. They will be there from 10.00-12.00 encouraging shoppers to support the West Brom Food Bank, with the help of local volunteers.
Why not pop along, say hello and donate to a cause that is needed more than ever. The food bank supports some of the most vulnerable in the local community and your generosity will certainly help to make a difference.
The food bank is open each Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 12.00-3.00pm., at the same time the food bank is open we run a drop in centre where anyone can ‘drop in’, have light refreshments and take time to relax with no pressure! We are able to signpost visitors to various agencies who can offer the specialist support that may be needed.