Foodbanks shut in Coventry as staff and supplies dwindle in grip of coronavirus - The Coventry Observer

11th Aug, 2022

Foodbanks shut in Coventry as staff and supplies dwindle in grip of coronavirus

John Carlon 18th Mar, 2020

FOODBANKS in Coventry have started to close due to the coronavirus pandemic preventing volunteers reaching centres.

Out of the 16 foodbanks in Coventry, five have closed.

Project manager Hugh McNeill explained: “A lot of our volunteers are elderly, we had to make decisions to protect them, so that they wouldn’t have to step out at the moment.”

The foodbanks now shut:

St Oswald’s church, Tile Hill

Foleshill Baptist church, Broad Street

Peggies Park Church, Holbrooks

Bell Green Life Centre, Bell Green

Church of God of Prophecy, Hillfields

Mr McNeill added: “The remaining Foodbank centres are operating a prepacked food parcel system to ensure everyone is kept safe. Please bear with us as we try and respond to this situation.

“Donations can be dropped into any of our collection points in the main supermarkets

“Or directly into our warehouse in Progress Way, Binley industrial estate, CV3 2NT open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm.”

Support community journalism by making a contribution.

The Coventry Observer's team of journalists provide a trusted source news, sport, entertainment and events going on in your area and issues which matter to you - both via our free weekly print edition and daily updates on our website.

Every contribution, however big or small, you can make will help us continue to do that now and in the future.

Thanks for reading this and the Coventry Observer.

Are you on Facebook?

Like or follow our Facebook page - facebook.com/CovObserver to get daily news updates straight to your news feed.

Reader Travel

Check out all of the latest reader travel offers to get your hands on some free gifts.

Business Directory

From plumbers, to restaurants, we can provide you with all the info you need.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Coventry Observer.

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Coventry Observer newspaper.