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Serving approximately 60 service users a week. We provide food packs that are designed to provide for an individual with enough food for 3 days. The food bank provides a vital service which many vilnerable and needy individuals accross the city rely up to help them get through the difficult circumstances they have found themselves in. Find Us to come along!
We hope to run this foodbank every Saturday between 12-1:00pm.
Tesco Press Release
Bumper Food Donation For New Coventry FoodBank
14th November 2016
A new charity that is aiming to tackle food poverty in Coventry has received a £1200 boost from its local Tesco store at Arena Park Shopping Centre.
Inspiring Communities, who have recently launched a weekly foodbank at Masjid-e Zeenatul Islam Mosque on Stoney Stanton Road, will benefit from £1200 worth of food donations over the next three months. Colleagues from the store will also be offering more hands-on help by volunteering at the foodbank which opens every Saturday 12pm-1pm.
Jamie Tonks, store manager for Tesco at Arena Park Shopping Centre, said: “Inspiring Communities is a great charity that I’m sure will become a much needed anchor of support to those in our community who need it most. We’re delighted to be helping with the issue of food poverty within Coventry and happy to support the charity with its efforts.”
In addition to our partnership with Inspiring Communities, the store also operates a Fare Share programme, which means unsold food is given to local charities rather than wasted. Established just this year, Inspiring Communities aims to address the issue of food poverty in Coventry with statistics from Coventry City Council suggesting that over 20% of children in the city are living in low-income households*.
Commenting on the support, Zubair Khalifa, Chairman of Inspiring Communities said: “We are very grateful for the support Tesco are providing to Inspiring Communities. The support will allow us to continue to provide much needed help to families who are struggling to make ends meet. We certainly hope this is the beginning of a fruitful partnership, I’m certain together we can make a positive impact across Coventry.”
In addition to the food donations Tesco will also be supporting the charity with its Take-Over Day initiative by providing extra funding which will allow them to provide a weekly cooked meal at Peace House, a hostel based on Stoney-Stanton Road.
*Statistics provided by www.coventry.gov.uk