Grantham foodbank was launched in July 2011 under the auspices of Churches Together in Grantham and District to provide emergency food help to local people in crisis. This foodbank is one of hundreds of such organisations set up through a franchise agreement with the Trussell Trust.
Grantham Foodbank is delighted to announce that it has received a grant from the Bishop of Lincoln’s Social Justice Fund to enable it to establish a community money advice service in the town.
This will be part of Grantham Foodbank’s “More Than Food” program. Brain Hanbury. the foodbank co-ordinator explains: “Many of the people who come to the foodbank in crisis have financial problems or are actually in debt. We believe that being able to offer direct advice in dealing with money worries will help them avoid future crises.”
This service will be part of the Community Money Advice network and be built on a model that has been successfully used in many other towns over more than a decade.
Recruiting of volunteers as money advisers will begin in athe Spring of 2017 and it is hoped that the service will be operational in September 2017. Anyone interested in this volunteer work should contact Brian Hanbury on 07816872561 or email to email@example.com
Brian Hanbury, the foodbank project co-ordinator took part in the charity abseil of St Wulfram’s tower organised by Totemic this bank holiday weekend. It’s difficult to see whether he is enjoying the experience but “all in a good cause” Brian!