Haverhill Foodbank is on the move, but the charity, part of REACHCommunity Projects, needs a helping hand to do so
After 13 years in the same warehouse the time has come for Haverhill Foodbank to move on – and the charity is hoping the community can lend a hand to support the transition.
The foodbank, part of REACH Community Projects, will be starting the move to its new home, a 1,500sq ft warehouse just metres away from its offices at the Wisdom Facilities Centre in Hollands Road, in the next few days.
From November 5, anyone who can help with painting the building would be welcome to offer their time.
Once the painting is done the packing room needs to be assembled and the racking on which the food is stored will have to be taken down and moved to the new warehouse.
A small team of submariners from the nuclear vessel HMS Vengeance – a link formed with the help of the Mayor of St Edmundsbury, Cllr Margaret Marks – will be helping with the racking on November 20-21, but more support would be welcomed.
Then, the food itself – an amount recently swelled by the two to three tonnes worth donated from harvest festivals – needs to be transferred, and for this the foodbank would love to hear of anyone who can lend it a van or two.
Henry Wilson, projects manager for REACH, said: “It’s been amazing over the last 13 years, since I first started with the debt work in October 2005 and the generosity shown by our current landlord has been fantastic, but we really are excited about the future.
“It’s a complicated time of year that we are at but the place we are going to couldn’t be more perfect and we are really excited about the future.”
If anyone can help, contact REACH on 01440 712950.