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SCOG take over Balmoral food bank

Published: Tuesday, 15th September 2020

Southend Communities Outreach Group are set to operate the day to day running of the food bank

SCOG key handover

Over recent months our Support Services Team has expanded the food bank service previously operating from Chaucer House to reflect the increase in community demand since the COVID-19 lockdown began.

Since June the service has been running from the Balmoral Centre in Westcliff and has since supported over 400 people who were in desperate need of emergency food and supplies.

Our staff have received valuable support from other local agencies to deliver this service to date and have now handed the day to day management of this food bank over to Southend Communities Outreach Group (SCOG) for them to continue providing food parcels to these most vulnerable members of the Southend community.  We will of course continue to provide our support to this project wherever it’s needed.

As she formally handed the keys to Shirley O’Reilly from SCOG, one of our Support Services Officers, Maria Medina, said: “I am confident that SCOG will do a brilliant job delivering this crucial service to those local people who find themselves in need of help to get them through their most difficult days.  We’d like to extend our thanks to all the hard working volunteers at SCOG for all they do for the local community”.

SCOG are keen to hear from anyone who would like to make a donation to the food bank or volunteer to help with the running of this service and their other community projects.  For more information please contact:

FACEBOOK - Southend Communities Outreach Group

MOBILE – 07398 094462/ 07876 116552

EMAIL – foodbank@scog.uk