With only a couple of weeks until the end of 2017, Oldham Foodbank have given out 6533 3day food supplies (54.3 Tonnes) compared to 5317 for the same period of 2016. Thanks to Oldhamers helping their fellow citizens.
In the months leading to Christmas there are a number of factors, such as cold weather and high energy bills that cause many people to suffer hardship. Foodbanks and referral agencies are working hard to ensure that people who are likely to hit crisis have food ahead of Christmas Day. The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network traditionally sees a spike in foodbank use. Oldham Foodbank is asking the community to help them prepare for their busiest time of year by donating food or money for us to buy food with; food can be given at our donation points in Tesco stores or directly to the Foodbank at The Three Crowns Centre, next to Oldham Bus Station. We also invite businesses to set up collection points which we are happy to come and collect.