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SIGN UP: Chiltern Foodbank volunteer from Amersham urging residents to sign up to scheme 

 Published on: 23rd June 2021   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

An Amersham volunteer is urging other residents to join a Chiltern Foodbank scheme to provide food to local people in need.

Susan got in touch with Chiltern Foodbank and the Bucks Communities Team to see if she could help in some way during the pandemic. 

She signed up to be a ‘food champion’ and has been collecting food in her local area on behalf of Chiltern Foodbank.

Susan explained: “With COVID changing the way we shop, I wanted to help increase food collections for Chiltern Foodbank. 

“Offering my community a local drop-off point means that anyone can donate food and other essentials easily.”

The Amersham Community Board’s data shows that nearly 3,000 residents in the local area are at higher risk of food poverty and by June, demand had increased significantly, with +278 per cent of foodbank referrals being given by Citizens Advice. 

When Susan got in touch to find out how she could help, the collaboration between herself, Chiltern Foodbank and the Bucks Communities Team was born.  

If you would like to find out more about the Food Champions scheme or would like to become a food champion, get in touch with Susan at foodchampions@chiltern.foodbank.org.uk

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