A Quick Update on the Premises
I’ve had to leave the office early today as the windows and roof are leaking so badly that it’s not a pleasant place to be…..
I’ve covered the remaining electronics, unplugged the mains, the router & ‘phone etc. I’ve covered the desks and the widowsill with towels and have to just hope we’ll be able to work next week.
Thank goodness the Storehouse seems to be holding up and the stock is dry!
Wendy & Jen’s desks….
It’s no good we can’t hang out here for much longer….
Foodbank has outgrown our current premises and needs a new home.
Today has just brought it home how urgent the need is; the downpour this morning meant that we were running round with buckets and towels tr
ying to save the IT and ‘phones as well as ourselves from the wet.
We need approx. 10,000 ft2 + office space an’ we ain’t got much money!
Any businesses out there in the Black Country…have you got an industrial unit laying idle costing you business rates and deteriorating t’boot?
Local Authorities, do you have anywhere we could use?
The need for our services is growing every day and we need to be safe & dry to keep doing what we’re doing.
Our volunteers are amazing; in the past six years they’ve fed an astonishing 18,770 people across our Black Country, given away countless pieces of clothing, bedding & sleeping bags and to be perfectly frank they deserve a beautiful place to work, not just enough or “that’ll do for the time being”, oooh don’t get me started.
It was our 6th Birthday on 21st June and to be honest I never thought we’d still be doing this, let alone growing as much as we are. The needs there, we have the ability and resources to fulfill the need BUT if we don’t find somewhere soon we won’t be able to operate.