Altrincham FC volunteers donate 85 bags of food to The Hub support service

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Volunteers from Altrincham Football Club have donated 85 bags of food to The Hub in Altrincham, which has been acting as a temporary food bank since April.

Following the first nationwide lockdown, the football club have been working closely with the site on Pownall Road.

Over the past few months Simon Dow, the Community Football Coaching Manager, and members of the football club have been gathering food packages for The Hub from five different primary schools. These included Stamford Park Juniors, Oldfield Brow, Cloverlea, Navigation and Altrincham CofE.

Altrincham FC volunteers at The Hub on Friday

On top of this charitable support, the board of directors at Altrincham Football Club have given The Hub a separate cash donation to further their efforts.

As well as operating as a food bank, The Hub is providing other support services for the vulnerable.

They offer a well-being call service, with volunteers checking up on older residents who are isolated and often have few relatives.

One of the volunteers with some of the products for the Hub

For those who have been isolating due to pre-existing medical conditions, The Hub have been dropping shopping off to their door.

In addition, Rachel Muter, the Response Hub Coordinator, and her colleagues are piloting a “buddy walking scheme” within the next few weeks. This will offer companionship to those who are lonely, anxious or have physical limitations and want to get out.

To get help or more information, contact The Hub on 0161 941 2018 or email the team via hopefood@altrinchambaptist.org.

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