COVID-19: Two Salisbury Foodbank centres CLOSE

COVID-19: Two Salisbury Foodbank centres CLOSE

Published by Mike Draper at 9:16am 19th March 2020. (Updated at 1:02pm 20th March 2020)

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The Trussell Trust says emergency food parcels are still available.

The charity says it's with regret it has to close two of the city's food banks as a "temporary measure" after losing half of their volunteers due to many falling in the vulnerable category.

WHERE IS AFFECTED?

The move affects the following facilities.

  • St Paul's Foodbank Centre
  • Bemerton St. Michaels Foodbank Centre
An A-board sign outside the Trussell Trust St Paul's Foodbank Centre in Salisbury.
St Paul's Foodbank Centre is one of two food banks closing in Salisbury as a "temporary measure"

EMERGENCY FOOD PARCELS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

  • Amesbury Foodbank Centre - 1-3pm Tuesday - Friday.
  • Unit 6b Ashfield Trading estate, Salisbury, SP2 7HL. These will ONLY be available from 2.00 - 4.00pm on Monday, Thursday & Friday until further notice.

Food parcels can only be redeemed with a relevant referral form.

PLEASE KEEP DONATING

Salisbury's Foodbank manager Maria Stevenson told Spire FM donations have been "exceptional" but it's still important people continue to donate as more and more people turn to them.

Demand has already been "significantly higher this week".

Where to donate:

  • Tesco, Amesbury
  • Tesco Southampton Road, Salisbury
  • Waitrose Churchill Way, Salisbury
Trussell Trust Salisbury Foodbank Warehouse.
Salisbury's Foodbank manager says donations have been "exceptional" but it's still important people continue to donate.

THANK-YOU

Maria says she's been overwhelmed with the offers of support:

"The phones have not stopped ringing, people offering volunteering support, money, prayer and food and much sought after toilet paper."

"At the moment we are assessing our volunteer coverage."

"We are focusing on packing prepacked boxes as priority and stocking up box holding agencies."

NATIONAL TRUST HELPING TRUSSELL TRUST

The National Trust has dropped off their surplus food supplies following their own decision to close all their pay-for-entry properties by tomorrow (Friday 20 March) to try and help stop the spread of coronavirus.

The UK-wide National Trust's closure affects all National Trust houses, caf├ęs and shops in Wiltshire and Hampshire.

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