Borough Council Steps in to Support Foodbank
West Devon Borough Council have stepped in to help Tavistock Foodbank with new storage when they ran out of room to hold their much needed food stocks.
The Foodbank stocks had reached such healthy levels that volunteers were worried that they would not have anywhere to store their food stocks.
After approaching the Borough Council, the Council were delighted to offer help and support by identifying a suitable space for the foodbank to store their food, and making this easily available to them. They can now continue to provide much needed help for those in the town who desperately need a lifeline.
Cllr Steve Hipsey, West Devon Borough Council Ward Member for Tavistock North, who has been working closely with the foodbank, said: "I'm pleased to have been able to work with Borough Council officers to arrange suitable storage facilities for the foodbank. It is so important that the Council can help a community group who has put in so much hard work during the current Covid-19 crisis.
"The volunteers at the foodbank have worked incredibly hard throughout to support the most in need in our local community and they deserve all the help and support we can offer them."
Linda Medland, from Tavistock Foodbank, said: "I went to see the space offered to us and it is perfect for what we need! Thank you so much for all that you did on our behalf. I am so grateful for the Council's support of the help we offer local people. It's great news!"
If you would like to help your local foodbank, you can do this with financial support, volunteering, offering a business partnership or donating food and household essentials. Why not contact them today and see how you can help to support them, and in turn your community. https://tavistock.foodbank.org.uk
To see help and support available from West Devon Borough Council, go to: westdevon.gov.uk/covid19residents