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.”

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