Food Bank Opens in Gedling

A new food bank has opened in Gedling in Nottinghamshire. The centre will give away food to families referred by local authorities or health services.

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Rise in people using food banks

  • In 2011-2012 food banks fed over 120,000 people nationwide. This was 100% more than the previous year.
  • There are over 250 food banks across the UK, with the latest opening today in Gedling, Nottingham.
  • There are currently 20 food banks in the Midlands region and 11 more are currently under development.
  • Between April 2012 and September 2012 over 16,000 people used food banks in the Midlands.

New food bank opens in Nottinghamshire

Helen Lloyd, the Mayor of Gedling and Cllr Peter Barnes at the opening food bank Credit: ITV Central

A new food bank in the Midlands has opened in Nottinghamshire.

The centre at a church in Gedling will give away food to families referred by local authorities or health services.

They have already collected three tonnes of food.