Run supported by the Trussell Trust, the foodbank was set up in 2012 as an initative of Churches Together.
It serves the wider Market Drayton area, roughly the Anglican deanery of Hodnet or the Shropshire parts of the TF9 Post Code and is well supported not only by Market Drayton people but by many churches, organisations and individuals in this wider area.
Each year about 1,000 people in crisis are helped with the gift of three days food on receipt of a Foodbank Voucher given out by 40 referral agencies throughout North Shropshire.
There is a Management Committee of 9 and approximately 30 active volunteers who help when the Foodbank is open on Tuesdays 10.00 to 11.30am and Friday 12.30pm to 2.00pm.
Donations are crucial to the process – there are drop-off points at a number of locations throughout the town and surrounding area including the churches, Festival Drayton Centre, Information Office (next to Iceland), the Shropshire Housing Alliance Office and Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons.
The food collection list is below. If you would like to find out how you can give to the foodbank financially, with your time or more information about how the foodbank supports the community please go to the website here
FOOD LIST (all non-perishable)
all foods are selected to provide high calorific values and to be produced with minimum cooking and appliances.