Group looking to start Royston foodbank

PUBLISHED: 09:27 20 October 2013

The possibility of setting up a foodbank for Royston is being investigated.

Cllr Lindsay Davidson is part of a small group of people looking at starting a foodbank in the town to provide food for people on benefits or low incomes.

The idea got the backing of Royston Town Council’s general purpose and highways committee at its meeting on Monday.

Cllr Davidson said: “It’s in the very embryonic stages at the moment, and we’re just looking to get as much support and backing as possible.

“We’ve been over to look at the foodbank in Letchworth GC, and we would like to get something going next year,”

Demand for foodbanks across the country has grown dramatically in recent years, and Cllr Davidson believes there is a need for such a facility in Royston.

She said: “We’ve done our research. There aren’t large areas of deprivation in Royston, but there are pockets, and it is not just people who are out of work – there are those on low income jobs who can’t afford to feed their families.

“It’s going to take time to get started – the one in Letchworth GC took a year to set up – and there is a lot of work to do, but we are hopeful of getting something sorted.”

Do you think Royston needs a foodbank? Email postbag@royston-crow.co.uk


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