Here is an introduction to our project.
Our foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area.
The need for a foodbank within Peterborough was identified back in 2012 during a Tackling Poverty workshop. At that time 1 in 4 children in Peterborough were identified as living in poverty. As a result Peterborough foodbank opened in October 2012 to help address this issue.
We first opened with three foodbank centres – Dogsthorpe, Westgate and Stanground. We quickly grew to 9 centres as we wanted to make sure people were able to access our services near where they lived.
Our aim is to show God’s love in action for those that are struggling or in poverty. Not only do we provide food parcels, but offer signposting and a listening ear. We hope to be able to develop to offer more services that our clients need to help lift them out of the their crisis.
Our project is inclusive and is open to clients and volunteers of all backgrounds, faith and nationality.
We have seen great response from our local community and are blessed to receive generous donations, both in food and monetary donations.