Feature on Hersham and Walton Foodbank

By | June 7, 2017

At the 2017 HRA AGM Nina Malyon gave an excellent talk about her work as Manager of Hersham and Walton Food Bank which has its main store in Falkners Road Hersham.

It was suggested that this deserved a separate post on the HRA Blog to help highlight the excellent work which its dedicated volunteers carry out – made possible by generous donations from the public.

It was explained that food is distributed to individuals and families etc on the basis of referrals from other agencies so that it can be targeted to those who need help through difficult periods when for a range of reasons money is tight.

Some of the statistics referenced during the talk highlight the scale of the operation.

Foodbank usage in Hersham and Walton for the financial year 1/4/16 – 31/3/17

  • 1,299 people were fed in this period.
    • 800 adults and 499 children.
  • 519 three day emergency food supplies were issued in the period.

During the same period (2016 – 2017) figures released from the Trussell Trust show that 1,182,954 food parcels were issued nationally.

Walton and Hersham foodbank is supported by Walton Charity and St Peters Church.

Email: info@waltonhersham.foodbank.org.uk (checked Mon & Weds only)

There web address for more information is: www.waltonhersham.foodbank.org.uk  You can follow them on Twitter at: @WaltonHershamfb and do look out for their facebook page at: www.facebook.com/waltonhershamfoodbank

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