Forest Row Community Fridge Foodbank are bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Community Grants initiative. Tesco works with community charity Groundwork to run its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £1,500, £1,000 and £500 awarded to local community projects.
Three groups in every community have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
Forest Row Community Fridge Foodbank is one of the groups on the shortlist.
Forest Row Community Fridge Foodbank supports households in need in Forest Row and surrounding villages, the majority of the food is donated by local supermarkets and individuals however the supply often does not meet the need and the foodbank relies on grant funding to purchase much needed additional food and household cleaning products. The food bank also needs additional to make additional refurbishments to replace the door, water heater and flooring to improve the overall hygiene in the extension to the original Community fridge space. Since opening in February 2019 the community fridge and foodbank have redistributed nearly 50 ton of food that would otherwise been destined for incineration, composting or landfill.
With your help we can continue to provide this vital service to members of the community. We really cant do this without your help so please vote for Forest Row Community Fridge Foodbank and help us make a difference to those in need.