The Caterham Foodbank, part of the Trussell Trust, has recently taken on a new warehouse, where the donated items can be sorted and stored. Stephen Bidwell, chair of trustees says: “The current pandemic has led to far greater demand for our services, so having more storage space is crucial. Foodbank distribution will continue to be from the current locations.”
The warehouse fit-out has been supported by the four Rotary clubs in Tandridge Caterham, Caterham Harestone, Titsey and District and Oxted and Limpsfield, The clubs both funded and assembled the equipment needed in the new location.
Roger Stent, project leader and member of Titsey Rotary Club, says: “In many areas, Rotary clubs have helped their local foodbanks. We have been delighted to work together with this vital resource which supports the whole of Tandridge.”
Foodbank Warehouse Manager Euan Lee said: “We are really grateful to the four Rotary clubs for their financial and material support. This will enable us to provide an improved service to Tandridge folk during the pandemic and in the future.”
There are ongoing plans for this collaboration to assist distribution throughout the area.
Photo features: Rotarians at work assembling shelving for the new warehouse premises.