Never has there been a greater need for people to help out foodbanks than now in these difficult times amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Glossopdale Foodbank - which is entirely self-funded - is appealing for the public's support to donate items which it is currently running low on.
WHAT THE FOODBANK DESPERATELY NEED
Glossop's main foodbank is in real need of cereal, rice and pasta, tinned meat, sugar, UHT Milk, tinned fruit, tinned custard, tinned rice pudding, tinned potatoes, tinned carrots, tinned peas, and biscuits.
Food can currently be donated in donation baskets at Glossop Tesco’s, Marks and Spencer’s, Bradbury House and the Co-op in Simmondley.
It can also be taken to the foodbank's lock-up - Unit 5 on Brookfield Industrial Estate on Peakdale Road - on Tuesday mornings between 9am and 10.30am.
They also urgently need help with the distribution of food from Glossop and Hadfield children's centres on the days and times mentioned below.
The foodbank also needs disposable gloves for volunteers to use.
Anyone who can help is asked to email Jane Dixon on firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU NEED A FOOD PARCEL
If you are self-isolating and need a foodbank food parcel, if you are able to, you can ask someone to collect one for you at Glossop Children's Centre on Victoria Street, which is open every Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 12pm, or Hadfield Children's Centre on Queen Street, which is open for food parcel collection every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 12pm.
If you are unable to arrange for anyone to collect a parcel for you, call the Foodbank on 07811 684282, send a Facebook message to 'Glossopdale Foodbank' or contact The Bureau on 01457 865722 between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
WHAT THE FOOD BANK ARE SAYING
The foodbank has always been well supported by the generosity of the local community in Glossopdale, something which needs to continue in these difficult and uncertain times.
Glossopdale Foodbank coordinator Charlotte Mendes-Kelly said: "The people of Glossopdale are continuing to be very generous with their donations so we are managing.
"We are having trouble like everyone else to get the items that are in short supply and we are not able to buy in bulk but all the volunteers are helping to keep stock at a certain level.
"We are particularly asking for teabags tinned potatoes peas carrot sweet corn kidney beans chickpeas and any other pulses, rice and UHT milk. Demand for parcels has been high recently before this recent outbreak and we have yet to see if it impacts on demand over the next few months."
HOW TO SUPPORT THE FOODBANK IN OTHER WAYS
Anyone who would like to donate cash rather than food can do so via the foodbank's Localgiving page at https://localgiving.org/
If you’d like to volunteer and help in any way, get in touch with Charlotte by calling 07811 684282.
To find out more about how you can help, visit https://glossopdalefoodbank.org.uk/ways-to-help.
Keep up to date with all the latest local and national developments here: https://www.questmedianetwork.co.uk/news/daily-coronavirus-updates/.