Helping hand for struggling Corby families

Margaret Nelson, Anne Danks and Adam Boud at the launch of Corby Foodbank
Margaret Nelson, Anne Danks and Adam Boud at the launch of Corby Foodbank

Families struggling to put meals on the table are being given a helping hand by Corby Council and the town’s foodbank.

The council is a registered foodbank voucher distributor and its frontline staff, such as housing, benefit or customer service officers, can request a food voucher on behalf of residents they believe to be in a crisis.

Once the voucher is authorised, it can be collected from the council’s One Stop Shop at the Cube, in George Street, and it is then used to collect a three-day emergency food parcel from one of Corby Foodbank’s distribution centres.

The council has also placed a donation bin for non perishable foods in its staff rooms in the Cube and at Deene House.

If anyone would like to make a donation they can do so by dropping it off at the Cube reception.

Leader of Corby Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said: “Unfortunately, many people are struggling in these difficult economic times so I am especially pleased that Corby Council is working with the foodbank to help those in need.

“I hope local residents can benefit from these vouchers and take full advantage of the offer should they need too. “During the season of good will we want to do all we can to make it a happy Christmas for all.”