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Coronavirus

15th March 2020

Stretford foodbank remains open as usual. Tuesdays and Fridays 10-30-1-30pm

We are currently making contingency plans should we need to shut our distribution centre at 107 Barton Rd Stretford.

We will endeavour to keep this service operating throughout the current crisis, which may mean we will have to change some of our procedures and maybe our distribution location.

We are currently in talks with Trafford Council and community leaders on how to move forward if things change.

If you know a vulnerable person who is in isolation, please communicate with them and explain how they can get a voucher that can be redeemed by a relative or friend. (See below) We will work with all agencies/ voucher holders to ensure this group does not miss out.

 

Vouchers can be redeemed by an agencies worker or relative/friend, providing they have a valid voucher.

The foodbank does not do home deliveries and at this stage has no plans to.

We must stress foodbank vouchers are for those in genuine financial difficulties. We are not providing food to victims of the virus who have the means to pay for their own shopping.

How do I get a voucher?

In order to provide the most appropriate help for your circumstances, we work with local agencies. If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher. The local agency can also provide long-term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis.

Who are these agencies?

Citizens Advice- Trafford Tel 0300 330 9073

Trafford Housing Trust – Support Officers Tel 0300 777 7777

Stretford Children’s Centre Tel 0161 912 5020

Health visitors, social services and some local charities listed on this  website

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