Volunteers needed to help renovate new foodbank premises

Published Monday 12 January 2015 at 10:20

Volunteers are needed to help renovate Blackburn Foodbank’s new premises.

The new premises are based on Oakenhurst Road, and it is hoped the foodbank will move into the building within the next month.

The new facilities will allow the organisation to provide food and support to the thousands who utilise the service each year, as well as expand its operations, including a debt advice service, and a community kitchen teaching residents how to cook low-cost, healthy meals.

Ros Duerden, who manages Blackburn Foodbank said:

If anyone out there with some spare time who wants to help, such as a plumber or a decorator, who could help us renovate the building it would allow us to move into the premises and start helping more people from a much larger premises, it would be fantastic.

Cllr Phil Riley, a trustee of Blackburn Foodbank said:

The new premises will really help Blackburn Foodbank expand its ability to help those people in the borough who are  going hungry, and anyone who is able to volunteer their time and get involved in making this possible will be playing a big part in this challenge.

To offer your time and skills in volunteering, call 01254 672756

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