Welwyn Hatfield supermarkets back church’s food bank

TWO supermarkets in Times Territory have teamed up with a WGC charity to help poor families save cash on their food bills.

Customers at both WGC’s Morrisons store and Asda, in Hatfield, can do their bit to support the successful food bank initiative set up by the New Zion Christian Fellowship.

Both supermarkets have set up collection boxes instore, allowing any shoppers to drop off food items, such as buy one get one free offers, for collection by the food bank.

Families on low incomes then take vouchers given to them by Welwyn Hatfield Council to the New Zion church in Cole Green Lane and pick up items of their choice.

Church pastor Peter Eldridge said: “At food bank we are continually in need of more non-perishable food.


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“We are distributing approximately 500 items per week to those in need in our community. The food bank operates a voucher system and those who are most in need are given food vouchers from care agencies and organisations across the district.

“These vouchers can then be redeemed for an emergency food voucher to help an individual or family in need.

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“We always need more food and so the introduction of the food boxes for shoppers to donate items, in Morrisons and Asda, will be a welcome addition to the contributions we receive.”

The food bank has previously received help from community chest grants from Welwyn Hatfield Council, as well as locality budget funding from councillors Steven Markiewicz and Malcom Cowan.

The food bank is open every Wednesday, from 9am to 11am.

Call 01707 320302 for more information about the scheme.

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