The North Cotswold Foodbank is to benefit from new funding.
Co-op Midcounties is enabling 29 local good causes to access free products from selected food stores totalling a value of £15,000, with an aim to help ensure foodbanks can continue to provide essential support to those in need through the Co-op Midcounties new foodbank fund.
The Society opened the fund in early April with a £25,000 donation and is calling on members, customers and the wider community to support foodbanks with monetary contributions to this fund, helping them to put food on the table for the most vulnerable throughout the pandemic crisis.
The fund will provide supplementary help to the product donations already being made through Co-op Midcounties, by its members and its customers.
Over the last year, Co-op Midcounties has enabled 100,000 products to be donated to foodbanks across its food stores, providing meals to over 2,500 families in need.
One of the good cause recipients to benefit from the fund is the North Cotswold Foodbank.
Kevin Carden, manager of the North Cotswold Foodbank, said: “All of our five outlets across the North Cotswold area have remained open as usual during this challenging time.
“We have seen the need for emergency food parcels increase significantly and the donation from Co-op Midcounties will help us continue to provide food for people in crisis.”
In the last year Co-op Midcounties has enabled over 12,000 products to be donated to North Cotswold Foodbank.
If anyone would like to donate to Co-op Midcounties Foodbank Fund or learn more about the fund, visit https://mid.coop/FoodBankDonation.