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Trinity Foodbank organiser Tina Harrison meets councillors Richard Gold and Eamonn O’Brien.
Trinity Foodbank organiser Tina Harrison meets councillors Richard Gold and Eamonn O’Brien.

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Trinity Foodbank – doing a magnificent job for our most needy

Council leaders have praised the tremendous job that Trinity Foodbank is doing to support some of the neediest people in the borough.

They visited the foodbank, which is based at Trinity Baptist Church in Westminster Avenue, Radcliffe to meet organiser Tina Harrison along with the volunteers and service users.

Councillor Eamonn O’Brien, leader of the council, said: “It was a really insightful day, listening to people’s stories and the challenges that they’re going through, and the amazing work this community group is offering to these people and the wider community across Radcliffe and the borough.

“It is vital that groups like this are able to operate and support the council and other services in helping those who are vulnerable. With the pressures that many people are facing with higher fuel bills and the increased cost of living, having this in the heart of the community, run by local people is crucial.

“A big ‘thank you’ to Trinity Foodbank, to Tina, to all the volunteers and to everybody who has shared their stories with us.”

For more details about Trinity Foodbank, go to Trinity Food Bank | A member of the Bury Community Support Network

Councillor Richard Gold, cabinet member for communities, added: “The thing that really hits you when you come in here is that it’s not just a foodbank but a whole support network.

“We’ve seen people who are being helped on digital inclusion, how to process their forms over the internet, and given advice on health, housing and Universal Credit.

“Trinity is part of the Bury community support network, which is a really important network that the council is involved in, which brings together other foodbanks and community groups.

“As we come out of the Covid pandemic, and with the cuts in Universal Credit, helping people in need is more important than ever. That’s why we’re launching a winter support fund and support for residents, both those in work and out of work, who need that extra help in the coming weeks and months.”

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Press release issued: 19 November 2021.

Picture: Trinity Foodbank organiser Tina Harrison meets councillors Richard Gold and Eamonn O’Brien.

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