DTC Awards Grant to Daventry Food Bank

DTC Awards Grant to Daventry Food Bank

Daventry Town Council awarded a grant to the Daventry Food Bank, run by members of Vineyard Community Church, to assist with getting them up and running in their new premises before the end of March 2018. The £1,000 grant will enable Daventry Food Bank to carry out some of the essential repairs and building works to enable them to continue delivering their service to our community.

Chair of Council and Daventry Town Mayor, Lynne Taylor, said of the grant, "The Town Council is pleased to support Daventry Food Bank. With more families struggling, the service that they provide is invaluable to members of our community. "

Rob Gee, Co-Ordinator for Daventry Food Bank said of the grant, "Daventry Town Council have provided this grant at such a vital moment in the relatively short history of Daventry Food Bank. We knew we could operate the service from this property that has been made available to us by E-ACT Academy, but we also knew that, due to extensive vandalism, we would need the financial support from others. DTC have been long-term keen supporters of the Food Bank, always seeking out ways to raise the profile of our efforts within the community. And now, having received this grant from them, this will go a significant way towards making the property safe and secure and ready-for-business, so to speak.

We aim to install new doors and windows, an intruder alarm system, security lighting and cameras. In addition, we want to close off the driveway with a security fence and gate to match the existing fencing adding further protection to the property.

We can't thank DTC enough for their generous support at this particularly challenging time. "

Daventry Food Bank was set up in 2010 to provide emergency/essential food supplies to local residents. The new premises will be based at 18A Benbow Close in Daventry. For more information regarding Daventry Food Bank, they can be contacted on 01327 577 850 or via email to office@vineyardcommunity.org.uk.

Posted: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:23 by Daventry Town Council

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