The Trussell Trust Bridgwater Foodbank was set up in 2013, and has had a huge impact on the community supporting those in need. Tenants (not just those in social housing) can often struggle to afford those necessary items that many take for granted – milk, tea, cereal, and even nappies.
The work of the volunteers in the Foodbank has made a substantial difference to the lives of many deserved people who cannot afford to live comfortably and provide for not only themselves but their families.
Last year, they managed to feed 3,000 people – with 1,275 of those being children. This is a huge amount and speaks volumes for the fantastic work of the community, and the success of the Foodbank. In addition to producing supplies, the Bridgwater Foodbank aims to provide classes, teaching how to cook on a budget.
We visited them recently, taking along our work experience student who wrote an article on the fantastic work they do. You can read her full article here.
“It is more than a Foodbank it is a staple part of the community.”
– Keith Barnard (Bridgwater Foodbank)