Foodbank centre is officially opened

opening of new Foodbank on St Catherines Road, Grantham. 608B

opening of new Foodbank on St Catherines Road, Grantham. 608B

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FOODBANK volunteers gathered to officially open the organisation’s new base on Monday.

For the past six weeks, helpers have been working hard to transform premises in St Catherine’s Road, Grantham, into a place suitable for dealing with vulnerable families and for storing food.

After agreeing to donate £5,000 annually to the centre over the next three years, Quality Furniture managing director Vernon Goldberg was asked to cut the ribbon. Afterwards, everyone piled inside for tea and cakes.

Grantham Foodbank is a project being run by Churches Together, and aims to provide food for families who cannot afford to eat.

Volunteer Liz Woods, 60, said: “It gives you a lot of satisfaction to be helping and doing something your truly believe in.”

Isaac Newton Primary School teacher Paula Warner, 40, said her job has opened her eyes to the plight of some families in Grantham.

She said:”I come across a lot of families in need and who don’t have food to feed their children for a time. This is something close to my heart.”