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Dunstable Foodbank needs a new Warehouse

3rd September 2018

For the last 6 years we have enjoyed free warehouse space in Leighton Buzzard due to the generosity of Into the Light Church. The site is now scheduled for development and Into the Light are moving out, so we need to find alternative warehouse space – before Christmas!

We currently have 166sq metres of space so will be looking for a similar sized area ideally in Dunstable or Houghton Regis. The warehouse would need to be secure and have overnight parking for our van and on site or nearby parking for our volunteers. The demand for emergency food in Dunstable and Houghton Regis is increasing year on year and we anticipate that with the introduction of Universal Credit later this year, demand for our help will rise further.

We are a small charity entirely staffed by volunteers, so we do not have the resources to pay commercial rates for warehouse space. We are unable to operate without storage space for the food we collect and distribute so if we are to continue to run a Foodbank in Dunstable we urgently need warehouse space.

If you can help or know anyone who might be able to help us, please contact Mike Pittam Operations Manager by email at info@dunstablefoodbank.org.uk or on 07874 200056.

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