Friday, 2 June 2017


Firstly may I thank you for supporting Chesterfield Foodbank and all the hard work you have put in at the distribution centres, fund raising or helping us at one of the annual collections.

Unfortunately this year Tesco have withdrawn support for the Summer National Collection but have allowed us to go in and raise funds through both of their Chesterfield stores. This means, instead of collecting food/toiletries we shall be collecting much needed funds to keep the food banks running.

Chesterfield Foodbank fed 2,424 Chesterfield people last year (April '16 - March '17) including 674 children, a rise of 14.2% on 2016. We also gave out toiletries, toys and other products donated to us.

It takes £20,000 a year for us to operate, this includes a 3 day week salary for the project manager, expenses for fuel, distribution centre rent, warehouse running costs including office stationery, electric, gas, grounds maintenance, security, buildings insurance and personal liability insurance, plus attending events.

We are asking for two volunteers every hour between 9:30am and 5:30pm each of the three days to stand (or sit) and collect money given by members of the public. If you can spare more than one hour that would be splendid.

Friday 30th June Tesco Metro on Middle pavement in Chesterfield town centre

Saturday 1st July Tesco Metro on Middle pavement in Chesterfield town centre

Saturday 29th July Tesco Extra on Lockoford Lane

Please offer your dates/times before June 23rd for us to make up the rota.

I thank you in anticipation.

Ian BIrchmore
Chesterfield Foodbank
Project Manager
Mob: 07984589456