Chelmsford Foodbank, run by the charity, Oasis Church, was seeking a new home after the lease on its former premises in Goldlay Gardens in Chelmsford came to an end. Chelmsford City Council stepped in to help out and offered the charity accommodation in a unit close to the City Centre.
Chelmsford Foodbank seeks to provide food parcels providing food for up to three days to local people in crisis. Since its start, the charity has distributed over 71.5 tonnes of food parcels, which has provided food for 5,949 adults and 2,928 children.
Leader of Chelmsford City Council, Councillor Roy Whitehead, said The City Council is continuing to help those in need and I am delighted that we have been able to find a home for the Food Bank who does such excellent work in the community. We are finalising the details for them to re-locate to a unit close to the City Centre so that they can carry on their excellent work.
Foodbank Project Manager, Ruth Leverett, said We are very grateful for the support of the City Council in allowing us use of Unit 1. It will provide important overflow storage and office space and help to continue the vital work of the Foodbank in Chelmsford.
All donated food parcels should continue to be sent to Chelmsford Foodbank, Vicarage Hall, 450 Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, CM2 8RN.