Corby joining push against food poverty

Adam Boud of Corby Foodbank
Adam Boud of Corby Foodbank

A trolley push around the UK to raise funds for foodbanks is coming to Corby and residents can get involved in the campaign and help families in crisis.

Organised by The Trussell Trust which runs around 300 foodbanks all over Britain, including Corby’s, the trolley push is being launched on April 8.

The foodbank trolley, named Phil, will be arriving in the town centre on Thursday, April 25, and schools, businesses and churches in the town will be taking part in the push.

Adam Boud, Corby Foodbank director, said: “We are working together to combat hunger in the local community by joining the nationwide trolley relay organised by the Trussell Trust charity.

“As growing numbers of people turn to foodbanks for emergency food, towns across the UK are joining the trolley push to help prevent people going hungry.

“The foodbank trolley, which is making its way around the UK, will arrive in Corby town centre on April 25 to start the push for our local foodbank.

“This will be an opportunity for people to find out about the work of the foodbank and ways in which they may be able to help.”

Corby Foodbank provides three days of nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people in crisis.

It now operates four times a week from premises in Princewood Road, in the town, and is run by volunteers, with one paid employee who works three days a week and Mr Boud, whose time is gifted by his church.

He said: “Many foodbank clients are working families who are struggling to make ends meet in the current economic climate. All food given out is donated by local people and Corby foodbank has fed more than 1,200 people since opening in April 2012.”

Anyone who would like to get involved in helping to raise funds for Corby Foodbank or who would like more information on the trolley push is asked to call Mr Boud or Louise Taylor on 01536 737588.