Tameside East Foodbank receives cheque from Masterserve Foundation

THE Tameside East Foodbank received a cheque for £1,422.95 from the Masterserve Foundation.

The foodbank was a charity nominated by Jan Lord from Guide Bridge MOT Centre.

They are one of more than 460 garages which donate one per cent of invoice costs to charity, an initiative which raises more than £100,000 annually.

In the five years since the Foundation was formed, local charities to have benefited have been The Anthony Seddon Fund, Willow Wood Hospice and Coffee for Craig.It has been an especially challenging year for the Tameside East Foodbank which serves Stalybridge, Dukinfield and Ashton.

Foodbank co-ordinator Heather Shepherd revealed they had fed more than 6,000 people in 2020, and that was until early December.

It represented a substantial increase on last year will more than 55 tonnes of food distributed to those in need.

Heather noticed they have supported more children than ever in 2020 which suggests more large families are in need to help.

She said: “We have been well supported through schools, businesses and the public through lots of donations.

“We struggled in March when there was a large increase in demand following the first lockdown, but we are now in a strong position.”

The foodbank was a charity nominated by Jan Lord from Guide Bridge MOT Centre.

They are one of more than 460 garages which donate one per cent of invoice costs to charity, an initiative which raises more than £100,000 annually.

In the five years since the Foundation was formed, local charities to have benefited have been The Anthony Seddon Fund, Willow Wood Hospice and Coffee for Craig.

It has been an especially challenging year for the Tameside East Foodbank which serves Stalybridge, Dukinfield and Ashton.

Foodbank co-ordinator Heather Shepherd revealed they had fed more than 6,000 people in 2020, and that was until early December.

It represented a substantial increase on last year will more than 55 tonnes of food distributed to those in need.

Heather noticed they have supported more children than ever in 2020 which suggests more large families are in need to help.

She said: “We have been well supported through schools, businesses and the public through lots of donations.

“We struggled in March when there was a large increase in demand following the first lockdown, but we are now in a strong position.”

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