Oxford

New food bank opened in Banbury

A new Oxfordshire food bank has been opened for families on low incomes.

The twice-weekly service in Banbury will provide ingredients to feed a family for up to three days.

Donations are limited to sixteen different items, with suggested menus and recipe cards to help households manage the food pack each day.

Funding for the project is being provided by Banbury Town Council, Cherwell District Council and Charter Housing Association.

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Councillor John Donaldson, from Cherwell council, said: "For some families it is a choice between providing food and heating their homes.

"This new service will literally be a lifeline for some and particularly vital as we head into the winter months.

"There is a limited list of items we need people to regularly donate and I hope everyone understands the importance of this service, after all they could so easily need it themselves one day."

The food bank will be run by The Peoples Church in Horse Fair in partnership with the Trussell Trust and supported by Cherwell council.

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