Redcar Area Foodbank holds special church service for 10 year anniversary

Redcar Area Foodbank invited the local community to join staff, trustees and volunteers past and present for a special church service to commemorate and give thanks for the support they’ve received over the last ten years. The service took place at St Peter’s Church on Lord Street in Redcar on Sunday 29 January 2023 at 3pm (followed by refreshments).

2023 marks a significant milestone of 10 years as a registered charity for Redcar Area Foodbank’s umbrella charity, Footprints in the Community. During that time demand for the charity’s projects and the number of clients and members it supports has grown each year.  With many people worrying about the increased cost of living, this demand is expected to continue to grow into the new year and beyond. 

Footprints in the Community runs a number of projects from their offices at 10 Queen Street in Redcar, each of which aims to reduce poverty and isolation and improve health and wellbeing, in Redcar and the surrounding area. 

Redcar Area Foodbank, a project of Footprints in the Community, currently runs nine foodbank centres across Redcar & Cleveland providing parcels containing at least three-days’ emergency food to people in genuine crisis.  Everyone who enters through the door is given a warm welcome and has access to a trained support worker who can provide guidance, support and signposting to further help.

Helen Hedges, Redcar Area Foodbank’s Manager said, “We’d like to invite the local community to help us commemorate Redcar Area Foodbank’s 10-year anniversary.  We want to thank everyone who has been involved in any way over the last ten years, whether that’s by volunteering, donating food or supporting the valuable work we do.  We have found an increasing number of local people are coming to us for help and we are expecting this demand to grow. During 2023 and beyond we will continue to look for new ways to support people struggling with poverty and isolation in the Redcar area.”