Rochdale Foodbank named BID Unsung Hero

Date published: 10 June 2021

The Rochdale Foodbank has been awarded an ‘Unsung Hero’ accolade from the Rochdale BID (Business Improvement District).

The award celebrates the people, business and local organisations who go above and beyond to support the town centre community.

The awards were launched at the start of 2021 as part of the BID’s campaign to celebrate and promote the town centre.

To date, three such awards have been presented to town centre chaplain Reverend Margaret Smith, town centre warden Michelle and the local foodbank.

Steve Field, chair of trustees, and Cathy Entwistle, Foodbank Co-ordinator were on hand to receive the award and certificate.

In receiving the award, Steve said: “Thank you; we are very pleased to receive this award as a recognition of the work that our volunteers and trustees are committed to in Rochdale.

“We say thank you to all our supporters across the town for their valuable and continuing support. They are far too many to mention, ranging from churches, schools, mosques, and temples to businesses, small and large and the council. Most of all we recognise the generosity and goodwill of the people of Rochdale who are always there to help, even if their own circumstances are challenging.

"Rest assured; we will continue to provide the Foodbank service as long as there is a need and will work with others to try and find the ways to remove that need.”

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