Bill has paid a visit Ledbury food bank and thanked volunteers for their generosity and hard work.
The project, which was launched in November, operates from the first floor of St Katherine’s Hall on Wednesdays and Fridays between 10.30am and 12.30pm.
In March Bill met with volunteers Pete Dobson, Liz Wreford and Jacqui Bursnall. He also talked with clients collecting food parcels and toured the site.
Speaking afterwards he said,
‘I would like to say thank you to everyone involved with Ledbury’s food bank.
Your hard work and kindness is making a real difference to the lives of vulnerable local people.
No one can predict what the future holds and having access good quality, nutritious food is hugely important, especially for children.
The Government already helps in a number of ways, not least by providing welfare to those on low incomes or who are out of work. It also supports some great initiatives like Healthy Start and Love Food Hate Waste.
But hunger is a complex problem and every extra resourse helps. The volunteers here are doing a sterling job.’