Heywood Foodbank thanks everyone for Christmastime donations

Date published: 19 December 2019

Heywood Foodbank is thanking everyone who has made a donation this festive period, allowing it to support approximately 160 families per week.

The Heywood foodbank, based on Adelaide Street, is run by volunteers and was set up by the Heywood branch of the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP).

This year’s SVP Heywood Foodbank Christmas Appeal has been very successful thanks to the generosity and organisation of the local community and further afield.

On Friday 13 December donations were received from many members of the public, Fairfield Hospital Theatre Staff, Aunt Mary’s Nursery, Heywood Posties (c/o Steven Kay), 8th Heywood Beavers and a lady called Stella who visited some local businesses, collected their donations and brought them to the foodbank. 


Players and coaches from Roach Dynamos drop donations at Heywood Foodbank
Players and coaches from Roach Dynamos drop donations at Heywood Foodbank


Roach Dynamos Junior Football Club visited the foodbank on Tuesday 17 December and donated £300 worth of tinned goods, pasta, cereals, and sauces.

Lee Chorlton from Roach Dynamos Football Club said: "The team at the foodbank do a great job and it was good to see and hear the amazing work they do and the support they need to help people in our town.

"We will be putting a donation box in the cafe at Roach so we can try and do regular drops.

"Although we left the food bank looking healthy, supplies are quickly handed out and it envisaged that stock will be short in January. Anything at all would be gratefully received."

Donations are also due this week from Par Group and Siddal Moor High School.


Staff from Fowler Welch are supporting Heywood Foodbank


President of Heywood Foodbank, Brian Doyle said: "In the weeks running up to Christmas the Heywood Foodbank supports approximately 160 families per week, and like previous years, the good people of Heywood have answered our Christmas appeal in amazing numbers.

"This year the foodbank has forged a new relationship with a local food distribution company Fowler Welch at Heywood Distribution Park who visit the foodbank now on a weekly basis to donate food.

"All this, combined with those who regularly provide donations via the collection basket in Morrison’s and those in local churches, means that we will be able to give out a good Christmas bag to many foodbank users this Christmas – so thanks to you all.”

Unfortunately, a foodbank operates all year round and not just for Christmas. January and February are expected to be particularly difficult months, so please consider donating so the foodbank can continue to support families in need.

Items needed:

  • Tinned meat meals
  • Tinned tuna
  • Tinned carrots, peas, sweetcorn, potatoes and chopped tomatoes
  • Tinned beans and spaghetti
  • Tinned soup
  • Pasta and curry sauces
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned rice pudding
  • Dried pasta, rice, noodles
  • Cereal
  • Tea coffee, sugar and long-life milk
  • Biscuits and Christmas goodies

Donations can be dropped at the foodbank on Mondays & Fridays between 10am and 12pm or in the basket at Morrison's, Heywood.

Heywood Foodbank, 94 Adelaide Street, Heywood OL10 4HE

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