Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Henley gets a food bank

A FOOD bank is to be set up in Henley for needy people.

A FOOD bank is to be set up in Henley for needy people.

Nomad, a youth and community group based at the d:two centre in Market Place, will use a £5,000 grant from the Santander Foundation community plus fund to establish the Light House food bank.

The project is designed to support individuals and families facing ?financially challenging circumstances?.

Nomad says it will set up procedures for collecting food and household items, receive referrals, make deliveries and develop a bank of volunteers.

The charity will also help people find work and offer support through money management and budgeting courses.

Its project partners are the Henley Baptist Church, Churches Together, Henley Lions Club and Waitrose.

Project leader Sue Prior said: ?This community project sits under the Nomad umbrella but also enables us to work in partnership with other local groups and organisations.

?We would like to thank the Santander Foundation for giving us the opportunity to provide this valuable service.?

Sally Picking, branch manager of Santander in Henley, said: ?Community plus allows our staff and customers to nominate local charities that are most in need of assistance. We are delighted to be supporting the Nomad project and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people.?

Food donations can be brought to Nomad at the d:two centre. For more information or referrals, call (01491) 635734 or email food bank@nomadhenley.co.uk

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