Feeding a family: Liz spreads the word when supplies run out

Liz Bird has run the Bridgnorth Food Bank since 2013

But although it is well staffed with a committee and a team of volunteers who come every Monday to keep it running and also work tirelessly to deliver and sort supplies, it could not function without donations.

Stocks are still low on some items and there are regular calls on social media to cover the shortfall.

Liz Bird, who has run the food bank since 2013, said they relied on the generosity of townspeople to ensure they had enough supplies, even if they had stashes they could dip into – and sometimes do – to buy food. stock the shelves.

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And she said that despite her “riding her bike” to promote the work they do with discussions with groups in the area, social media and the internet have also been a valuable tool in getting the word out. message.

She said: “We have our own Facebook page and Twitter account which are regularly updated with news such as the Italian Auto event in Bridgnorth which this year is kindly supporting our work.

“They also act as a tool to let people know if we’re running out of articles and these are often shared with other sites such as Love Bridgnorth – social media seems to be where everyone goes these days here to find information or even gossip and we have evolved over time in this regard.

“The website gives basic information, but we find that the Facebook page updates instantly, it’s also easy to put pictures in there and it gives a good overview of what we’re doing and where we’re at. are every week.”

The Bridgnorth Food Bank opens on Mondays from 10.30am to 12.30pm at 7 West Castle Street. Currently they are looking for donations of canned vegetables, canned tomatoes, canned soup, canned meat, pasta sauces, cookies and squash if anyone can donate. They also always need lifetime bags, which must be clean and in good condition.

Donations can be made to Low Town Co-op, Bridgnorth City Council offices, Charlie’s at the Old Mill, Aldi on Bridgnorth Road, Sainsbury’s and churches in the town.

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