Foodbank Faces Uncertain Future

Foodbank Faces Uncertain Future

A Greenwich foodbank faces an uncertain future as the Council is looking to build new homes in the area.

The charity, based at a distribution centre in Eltham, has handed out more than 7,000 food packages to residents in the last year.

A spokesman for the Council has said, “We have 18,000 people on our housing waiting list and 1,000 households in temporary accommodation – so every new home we can build counts.

A spokesperson for Greenwich Foodbank has said, “We are extremely grateful for the long standing support that we have received from the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

However, to operate the foodbank on a daily basis we are hugely reliant on our network of unpaid volunteers, many of whom live in or close to Eltham.

“The council needs to do all it can to help the foodbank find an alternative site.”