Redditch school boy expands food bank to keep up with demand - The Redditch Standard

Redditch school boy expands food bank to keep up with demand

Redditch Editorial 15th Oct, 2022   0

CARING school boy Isaac Winfield is expanding his at home foodbank to meet demand.

Isaac, who is 11 and from Greenlands, started the foodbank two years ago to give those in need a helping hand.

He now has four sheds full of food and toiletries donated from the local community.

Isaac’s mum Claire-Louise said: “I am totally humbled and proud of how Isaac has supported his community over the last two years and so massively grateful to everyone who had supported his project.

“For a young man to have the idea to ‘give people free food at our house’ to what we have today has just been incredible.

“From a small pop-up greenhouse a two years ago, to four sheds and a delivery van, it’s amazing.”

The foodbank opens today at 4pm.

The new shed has been donated by Redditch Round Table

The branch is a charitable organisation which aims to help the local community and is part of the national organisation the ‘Round Table Great Britain and Ireland’.

A charity spokesperson said: “We are so happy to help in any small way for such a great cause in our local community, please do keep an eye out for the food collection locations around town as anything you can give will go to help others.”

In the last week Isaac has been taking donations from organisations in Redditch.

Claire-Louise added: “We’ve definitely seen an increase in demand with the cost of living crisis.

“We’re seeing about 10 to 15 families a day.

“We’ve well and truly outgrown the current sheds we’ve got, so this is going to be a great addition to the foodbank and we can continue to help people in need in our community.”

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