National foodbank trolley push comes to Corby

Director of Corby foodbank Adam Boud
Director of Corby foodbank Adam Boud

A trolley push around the UK to raise funds for foodbanks is coming to Corby on Thursday (April 25).

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

The foodbank trolley, named Phil, will be in Queens Square in the town centre between 1pm and 3pm 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.

“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.