Sparkhill foodbank and its satellites continue to be busy supporting local people in crisis, with a steady ow of parcels being distributed each week from numerous venues including from our satellites in Balsall Heath and Yardley Wood, as well as emergency parcels from Highgate Fire Station and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. We have also been busy developing new initiatives to run alongside our project over the past few months, increasing the range of support to local people in crisis.
Our clothing bank is now up and running and we are due to open in the autumn a third satellite distribution point in Hall Green to increase our presence and availability to local people. We also have started running a series of free 6-week courses on planning and cooking healthy meals.
We are sadly saying goodbye to our wonderful Apprentice, Nafeesa and our foodbank Support Worker, Chione, is going on maternity leave but will return next year.