Project Feed Chorley Launches
Written by Sam Martin on 20/11/2018
Chorley’s vital food bank is operating out of a ‘damp and smelly’ cellar and we need your help to build a new one.
More than one hundred families each month rely on help from the LW Storehouse at Living Waters church in Bolton Street. But the seven-year-old facility simply cannot survive another winter and urgently need financial help to construct a new building in its car park.
So today ourselves, Chorley Guardian and Chorley Football Club are launching Project Feed Chorley to help the town’s most vulnerable.
Our aim is to raise £20,000 towards the new building and to help feed Chorley this Christmas, ensuring that those families most in need over the festive period at least have the opportunity to have a nice, family, Christmas dinner.
The food bank helps people like 45-year-old dad Barry Graham, a former food bank user turned volunteer, who needed help when his life fell apart.
“As a man, the hardest thing is to come through the front door and ask for help when I’ve worked 70 hours a week all my life. I felt like I was dying in the gutter.”
Currently, working conditions for the volunteers are damp, dark and crowded, with humidifiers required to maintain air quality and stop perishables from degrading. Low ceilings mean volunteers have to stoop to work.
The build, which is estimated to cost £20,000, will improve the lives of people throughout the town and borough in a time of great need.
To support the campaign, you can donate via the crowdfunding page at https://www.gofundme.com/project-feed-chorley or attend a fund-raising event:
5th December – Kids Sing Christmas
11th December – Christmas Shopping Bazaar
13th December – The Great Big Chorley FM Retro Christmas Shindig