16 Mar Basildon Council donate £6000 to help Billericay Foodbank support residents
The Billericay Town Centre Working Group have agreed to donate £6000 towards Billericay Foodbank to help them support residents in need.
Back in March 2020, the Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee agreed to allocate £6000 to each of the Town Centre Working Groups, to support localised projects in each town.
The Billericay Town Centre Working Group agreed at a meeting on 11 February 2021 to use its allocation of £6,000 to support the Billericay Foodbank.
Chairman of the Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee, Councillor David Harrison, said: “Foodbanks like this one in Billericay were already stretched before the pandemic, but it’s an especially challenging and busy time for them currently.
“Billericay Foodbank do such important work for residents who rely on their services, so I’m grateful that we’ve been able to donate this £6000 to them. This support will be able to benefit many residents at a time when it’s most needed.
“Foodbanks rely on donations, so if you are able to please consider donating to your local food bank either directly or via the drop off points within local supermarkets.”
The Billericay Foodbank has been operating since March 2018 and are based at St John’s Church in Billericay.