£13,000 to support Broxtowe Food Banks

14/02/24 - Food banks in Broxtowe will be able to provide more support to local people this winter, thanks to a £13,000 donation from Broxtowe Borough Council, part of its UK Shared Prosperity Funding.

11 food banks and two food clubs across the breadth of the Borough received £1,000 each to support including:

  • Brinsley Food Bank, Brinsley
  • Eastwood Volunteer Bureau, Eastwood
  • Chayah Development Project, Stapleford
  • Montrose Court, Stapleford
  • Haven Centre, Stapleford
  • Broxtowe Youth Homelessness, Stapleford
  • St Barnabas Church, Chilwell food bank and food club)
  • Phoenix Community Foundation, Chilwell
  • Broxtowe Community Projects, Beeston
  • Hope Nottingham, Beeston (food bank and food club)
  • Harvest Community Haven, Beeston

Brinsley Food Bank said: “We are so grateful for this grant from the UKSPF. It will enable us to stock our shelved in preparation for the coming months.

The food bank is an important facility for people who are finding things tough, knowing they can come and get the support they need, is a big help.”

Leader of the Council, Councillor Milan Radulovic MBE said: “Food banks are a lifeline for those who need to use them. Local people are very generous in their support and donations to our food banks but we know from speaking to the wonderful staff and volunteers at the banks that later in the winter and the spring are times when this can be more difficult. This donation will help support the invaluable work that food banks across the Borough do.

“The support for food banks is part of a range of ways Broxtowe Borough Council is using its UK Shared Prosperity Funding to help people with the cost of living. We are working with Groundwork Five Counties to offer their ‘Green Doctor’ service this winter, helping residents reduce their energy bills; with Citizen’s Advice Broxtowe to offer individual support with reducing costs and maximizing income, as well as running monthly pop-up stalls at local events and the Council is producing a cost-of-living support leaflet to help reach those residents who might not so easily find help in person or online.”    

If you need support with the cost of living, there is a wide range of advice and information available at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/costofliving 


Communications Team