With the new year now in full swing, Glossopdale Foodbank has issued a reminder for how local people in need can use and support the valuable service that it provides.
Glossop's main foodbank told the Chronicle just before Christmas that its use was on the increase in the final quarter of 2019.
In total, in the last 12 months, it provided 24,030 emergency meals to local people who found themselves needing food due to difficult circumstances.
If you're in need of a food parcel, they can be collected from the following places:
Glossop Children Centre, Victoria Street, Glossop, SK13 8HZ. Telephone: 01629 531232. Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Citizens Advice at Bradbury House, 10 Market Street, Glossop, SK13 8AR. Telephone: 0300 456 8390. Drop-in sessions on Mondays 10am to 2pm, Tuesdays 5pm to 7pm and Fridays 10am to 2pm.
Hadfield Children's Centre, Queen Street, SK13 2DW. Telephone: 01629 533682 Open Tuesdays 9am to 5pm, Wednesdays 9am to 12.30pm and Thursdays 9am to 5pm.
The Geoffrey Allen Centre, Winster Mews, Gamesley, SK13 OLU. Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
A person can self-refer three times in three months for a food parcel. After the third self-referral, if more parcels are needed, the foodbank kindly asks that the person gets a referral from Citizens Advice or an agency that may be supporting them - like Housing, Adult Care, Multi Agency Team, GP, the British Legion or any other support agency.
The foodbank has been well supported by the generosity of the local community in Glossopdale, something which needs to continue in 2020 to keep food supplies stocked up.
Food can be donated in donation baskets at Glossop Tesco’s, Marks and Spencer’s, Glossop Leisure Centre, Glossop Wholefoods, Bradbury House, Hadfield Library, Gamesley Early Excellence Centre and the Co-op in Simmondley.
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 Glossopdale Foodbank coordinator Charlotte Mendes Kelly by calling 07811 684282.