Join big push for North Bristol Foodbank

April 01 2013

Volunteers helping to feed those in need will be making a big push to raise funds this month. The Trussell Trust’s nationwide Trolley Push will arrive in north Bristol on April 9.

Join big push for North Bristol Foodbank

Volunteers helping to feed those in need will be making a big push to raise funds this month.

The Trussell Trust’s nationwide Trolley Push will arrive in north Bristol on April 9, where the team behind the North Bristol Foodbank will take the trolley from Horfield Baptist Church along Gloucester Road to Orchard School.

Residents can get behind the charity’s drive by organising fundraising events, before and after April 9, with the opportunity to hand over any funds already raised during the trolley push.

Youngsters are invited to present any cash raised by their schools when the trolley reaches Orchard School at 3pm.

North Bristol Foodbank has provided food for over 400 clients in the last six months throughout the area, which includes Horfield, Lockleaze, Filton, Patchway, Southmead and Bradley Stoke. The local initiative currently feeds between 30 and 40 clients each week.

Stewart North, founder of the North Bristol Foodbank, told Bishopstonvoice: “This seems very wrong that our country should be in a situation like this. So we need to do something about it.

“Food poverty can be an issue for people from all walks of life; we often find that many clients are from working families.”

The organisation has plenty of fundraising ideas for those who want to get involved - visit http://northbristol.foodbank.org.uk/trolleypush.

The North Bristol Trolley Push will begin at 1pm at Horfield Baptist Church and arrive at Orchard School at 3pm.