Stalybridge food bank sets up at new site

A STALYBRIDGE food bank is on the move after setting up in the car park of the town’s Labour Club.

Barty’s Food Bank now operates from a shipping container placed alongside the Acres Lane building and helps give much-needed supplies to the most needy.

Founded by Steven Barton, the scheme has received support from both Tesco and Morrisons supermarkets, as well as collections at The Clarkes Arms in Hyde and from individuals who helped out.

It opened its doors at its new location yesterday and will then open every Wednesday and Friday from 9.15am until 11.15am.

Appointments can only be set up through Steven but £3 gets a bag of 12 food items.

Volunteers Simone McKernan, Lindsey Tweed and Danielle Kirk worked the opening day of the food bank and the support from members of the public and businesses has not gone unnoticed.

Simone said: “Steve and I would like to thank each and every one of you who has helped to make this possible with all your kind donations and support so far.”

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