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Foleshill community centre break-in

Published Wednesday, 06 May 2020

A break-in at a community food hub has resulted in even more of a drive to support communities.

Foleshill Community Centre was broken into last night and food supplies were taken that were due to be delivered to the local community.

Around 150 food parcels were due for delivery in the Foleshill area before the weekend.

 Cllr Abdul Khan, Deputy Leader of Coventry City Council and local ward councillor, said: “There has been an incredible response from agencies and the community to co-ordinate deliveries of food parcels to those who most need them.

“We are all shocked and saddened by the news of the break-in but our first thoughts are to ensure that those families and households in the Foleshill area receive their food parcel ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.

“The public can help by donating anything they wish to give.”

Faye Abbott, Chair of Trustees, added “Feeding Coventry are linking in with the council and other partners, to co-ordinate this work.

“The public can help by donating non-perishable food items and toiletries.

E-mail [email protected] or contact Jean-Baptiste Vincent on 07925 019334 to arrange a time to safely make donations.

To make a cash donation please visit their website.

She added: “The one thing I do know is that we will not be stopped by this because we have the support of so many groups who just want to make a difference and do their best for others. We'd like to thank everyone who has already offered support, it means so much to us.”

Hundreds of food parcels are being delivered across the city every week.

10 hubs have been set up across Coventry and these Hubs are staffed by a dedicated team of local volunteers who have all selflessly come forward to help those who are more vulnerable and need some extra support at this time.  

These build upon the many other schemes that have been set up in neighbourhoods in Coventry to assist people who are finding it more difficult to get access to food and other deliveries because of self-isolation guidance. 

Residents who need help and do not have any existing support from neighbours, family or friends can access the service, by contacting Coventry City Council on 08085 834 333 or visiting Emergency Food Network. 

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