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Town Council renews lease for foodbank

24 March 2022

Warminster Town Council has again voted to support Warminster and District Foodbank. Members of the Town Council’s Finance and Audit Committee voted to renew the lease that the Foodbank has on part of Dewey House in North Row, Warminster.

Speaking after the Committee meeting, Vice Chair, Councillor Andrew Cooper said ‘The Council’s unequivocal position is to continue to support Warminster Foodbank to the fullest. 
I was glad that fellow councillors agreed not to increase the rent charged to the foodbank.  The rent is a contribution to the costs of running Dewey House, most of which are met by the Council.”

Councillor Cooper added “I am glad we are keeping costs down for the foodbank, enabling them to reach out to as many of our vulnerable residents as possible.”

The foodbank covers Warminster, Westbury, Codford, Mere and surrounding villages. The Foodbank works in partnership with other charities, health, social services, housing, and education services who refer clients for food assistance.

On average, with the generous support of our local communities and food bought as required from foodbank funds, they distribute upwards of 2500kg of food per month to those in need, helping around 300 families a month

People wishing to support the foodbank can donate money or donate food at the food bank donation points in Warminster, located in Morrisons, Waitrose, Lidl, Poundland and Poundstretcher and local Churches.

Those in need of support can find detail on their website or contact by telephone 01985 214463.

Last modified: 24 March 2022

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