Project information

Warminster and District Food Bank Centre

To open a centre where people going through a crisis can come to collect a free supply of food to sustain them while seeking a long term solution to their problem. People referred by front line care workers will be able to recieve food tailored to the needs of their family size and composition.

The centre will open in February 2011 and remain open as long as needed

Charity information: Warminster and District Food Bank

Warminster and District Food Bank logo
  • Need

    Need

    Local people going hungry due to shortage of money caused by a financial or other crisis.eg benefit delay,illness, homelessness,unemployment

    Solution

    By providing an emergency food supply to sustain them while a longer term solution is found. Currently we work from a church and garden shed, dedicated premises will mean longer opening hours and being able to tailor food supply to people's needs more easily.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide a dedicated centre where people in crisis can recieve free food supply

    Activities

    » Rent a lock up shop and equip to store and distribute food
    » Liaise with Care workers in statatory and voluntary sectors who will refer people to us
    » Continue to collect food donated by public through supermarket, churches, schools etc.
    » Hold fund raising events

    Success will be...an increase in the amount of food we are able to give out to people in need and more care workers referring to us


    Aim 2

    To make available information to signpost people on to further help to achieve longterm soutions

    Activities

    » Gathering information from agencies able to offer help with a variety of problems
    » Displaying leaflets of help available
    » Training volunteers to talk to people who attend the centre so they can tell them of suitable help available

    Success will be...being able to direct people to longer term solutions to their problems and hearing that they have found a solution!


    Aim 3

    Being a presence in the town where people can come for help

    Activities

    » Publicity

    Success will be...Local people visiting the centre


  • Impact

    Impact

    People in crisis will no longer need to feel anxious as to how they will feed themselves and their families. We record statistics of people referred and food going out, reasons for referral and who referred by. These statistics prove the need for help and an increase in numbers will show the new centre is helping us reach more people in need.

    Risk

    Insufficient food donated - We collect from a wide variety of venues
    Insufficient money - Fund raising
    Break down of communication with front line care workers - we have 2 volunteers who keep in regular contact with them to they remain aware of our service

    Reporting

    We issue a regular newsletter which they would recieve. Information will also be on our website

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £7,600

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,500 equiping & adapting premises alterations to premises to make them suitable for purpose and equiping with shelving etc
      £4,200 Rent A years rental
      £770 Utilities Water, electrictiy, rates, phone
      £660 Insurance Public liability insurance covering volunteers and public
      £470 other costs Affiliation fee to Trussell TrustEquiping with stationary, fire extinguisher,tea making facilities
  • Background

    Location

    16 & 18 (Regency Arcade) East Street Warminster BA12 9BN
    A lock up shop - formally used as a hair dressers

    Beneficiaries

    Local people of all kinds who are experiencing a crisis.
    Front line care workers who will have a resource opento them to help
    individuals and families they are working with

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are affiliated to Trussell Trust in Salisbury who have great experience in carrying out this sort of service and have advised us. We have links with local care workers and a team of volunteers who have been carrying out the work without suitable premises for a year. We are well supported by local people who regularly donate food.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Evan Jones

    Food Store manager. Has considerable experience in retail food stores.

    Eva Burton

    Volunteers co-ordinator and liason with Care workers

    Jean Colgrave

    Overseeing alterations and equiping of premises.

    Joan Jones

    Setting up and managing the systems of working. Data collection.

The family had competley run out of cash. Food boxes where a lifeline enabling them to maintain some normality for their children

A care worker