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10TH ANNIVERSARY: DENS Foodbank celebrates milestone achievement feeding over 40,000 residents in 10 years

 Published on: 16th September 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Dacorum-based charity DENS has celebrated the 10th anniversary of their foodbank, which has been a vital lifeline for many.

The foodbank, which opened in 2011 and located in Hemel Hempstead, has fed a staggering 40,000 people over the 10-year period.

This is equivalent to over half a million kilogrammes equating to the weight of 45 double decker buses.

Wendy Lewington, DENS CEO says: “It’s a sad reality that many local people find themselves facing the difficult prospect of food poverty. However, here at DENS, we are incredibly proud that our Foodbank has been able to support struggling individuals and families across Dacorum for the last 10 years. None of this would have been possible without the overwhelming generosity of our community and the hard work of our staff and volunteers.”

As part of the anniversary, DENS have launched a Harvest Appeal swapping a donation of a tin to a donation of a £1.

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