Heywood Foodbank on hunt for new home
Date published: 10 January 2022
Mayor Andy Burnham with Heywood Foodbank volunteers (pictured in 2018)
The well-established Heywood Foodbank is looking for new premises and appealing to local landlords and businesses for help.
The foodbank, run by the Society of St Vincent de Paul, has operated from the basement of the local doctors' surgery on York Street for many years.
However, the building is not likely to be available much longer and the search is on for a new Heywood town centre venue. Volunteers are looking for around 600 square feet or more which would allow them to continue the foodbank’s work, and perhaps expand what they can offer.
Brian Doyle from the foodbank said: "We are currently helping up to 100 households a week and want to continue to serve the community in our town but need a new home ourselves. So, a larger shop or small warehouse-type space in, or close to, the town centre would be ideal."
The foodbank would like to speak with local building owners, other voluntary groups and managers to see what might be possible.
Please contact Mark Thompson on MarkT@svp.org.uk if you have a possible solution.
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