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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

17th March 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in the UK, our main priority is ensuring the safety of everyone who comes to our food bank – whether it’s someone needing help, someone volunteering their time, or someone making a donation.

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in the UK, our main priority is ensuring the safety of everyone who comes to our food bank – whether it’s someone needing help, someone volunteering their time, or someone making a donation.

We are still supporting people with emergency food at Redbridge Foodbank, however, we are running a reduced service due to measures put in place to allow us to continue serving the community in a safe manner and slow the spread of infection:

  • Our Gracevine Community Church and City Gates distribution centres will remain closed until further notice.
  • All vouchers should be presented at our Jubilee Church Distribution centre, which will operate at the normal opening times.
  • To protect our clients and volunteers we will only distribute pre-made food parcels at the main lobby of the building. All clients will still need to have a voucher to redeem a parcel – the rest of the building will remain closed, so there will be no amenities available for the clients.
  • We ask our clients to be patient and if possible, to avoid queuing before our opening times, to avoid unnecessary contact.

Any donations should be dropped off at the Jubilee Church Distribution Centre via our side entrance (on left-hand side of the church building in Valentine’s Road). If you are concerned about dropping off your donation, you could consider ordering online and have the order delivered to us directly, or even make a financial donation by clicking here https://redbridge.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/

You can find out more about the Trussell Trust network’s response to coronavirus here [link: www.trusselltrust.org/coronavirus-food-banks] and you can follow us on Twitter (@redbridgefb), Instagram (Redbridge.Foodbank) or on Facebook [/redbridge.foodbank] to stay up to date.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Redbridge Foodbank Team

 

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