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KING’S LYNN FOODBANK NEEDS NEW HOME

18th June 2017

KING’S LYNN FOODBANK NEEDS NEW HOME

The King’s Lynn Foodbank has received notice to vacate its current distribution premises at the British Red Cross building on Austin Fields, as the owners of the building wish to proceed with the sale of the property. The notice expires on 29th September this year. The Foodbank is therefore urgently seeking a new premises for its distribution centre.

The new premises should have:

  • Space to store food (at least 200 ft2);
  • Space to distribute food (we open two hours a day each weekday);
  • Facilities to prepare hot drinks (and ideally food);
  • Disability access;
  • Links to public transport (and ideally close to the town centre).

Ideally, the premises should have office space (for the centre manager) and parking facilities. The Foodbank would be happy to share premises with existing organisations.

Andy King, Foodbank trustee said, “The Foodbank is needed now more than ever, with over 3,800 people receiving food last year – a 22% rise.

“It’s important to note that the Foodbank will continue to operate and serve the local community. If we are unable to secure an alternative venue, we would be able to operate from our warehouse on the North Lynn Industrial Estate.

“However, our strong preference would be for a central location where people can receive a friendly welcome, food, and assistance with managing their situation.

“We have been incredibly grateful to the British Red Cross for their support over the past two years.”

If you have an empty premises or space within an existing premises that you would be willing to consider letting us use, then please contact the foodbank on 07582 558143 or via maarten@kingslynn.foodbank.org.uk.

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