Bassetlaw Food Bank is excited to announce that it has received a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund.
This grant will cover core running costs, including the lease and operating costs of the Food Bank’s main premises for three years, and for additional members of staff in new roles. This grant provides a solid platform to build on and grow from.
In recognition of this positive step for the future the Food Bank hosted a celebration, bringing together groups and individuals from the community that have helped the charity get to where it is through the past two years.
Things recently have been so difficult for so many, and with little signs of the struggles easing it looks like the Food Bank will be a necessity for a long time to come. So, in the face of challenging times, they are celebrating!
They are celebrating a home that enables the Food Bank to carry out work and keep up the current level of support for Bassetlaw.
They are celebrating being able to focus on the future and not worry about location and premises fit for purpose.
They are celebrating being able to grow the team. New members of staff give the charity capacity to run both the warehouse and retail project in Retford as well as other projects to tackle food insecurity.
They are celebrating the possibilities this grant opens for the charity, and the new and improved ways it can support families in Bassetlaw. From improving access to fresh and healthy food to nutrition education and budgeting.
They are celebrating a fantastic team of volunteers, both past and present, who have helped sort donations, pack parcels, deliver across Bassetlaw and help raise funds and the profile of the charity.
They are celebrating the community in Bassetlaw who have helped so much in the last two years.
They are celebrating all they have achieved, all the people they have supported, and everyone who has donated, spread the word and shared their generosity with their community.
The Food Bank would like to say thank you to everyone who has supported and who continues to support them. These are challenging times, but the charity continues to do what it can – made possible thanks to your support and that of funders like the National Lottery Community Fund.