A Horwich charity has been working tirelessly to make a difference in the community, especially during the festive season.

Horwich Foodshare has partnered with local businesses and primary schools to spread awareness and kindness.

One of its supporters, J Dickinson and Sons Waste Management’s, staff have prepared several delicious Christmas meal hampers this Christmas for the charity, to give to young families and single people.


The Bolton News: J Dickenson and Sons trucks on displayJ Dickenson and Sons trucks on display (Image: Public)

Horwich South and Blackrod councillor Cllr Peter Wright, said: “This is a lovely gesture that will brighten up their Christmas Day.

“Horwich Foodshare is a wonderful initiative that provides food and support to people in need in Bolton.”

Another supporter is NatWest Parklands, and they have  given 17 festive hampers to help those in need this Christmas.

Cllr Wright added: “That will brighten up the holidays for many people who are facing challenges and hardships.”

NatWest Parklands have been helping Horwich Foodshare throughout 2023 by delivering food parcels to vulnerable people.

Workers have also been involved in the work that Horwich Foodshare does within the community always offer support.

The Bolton News: NatWest Parklands cheque donation at the officeNatWest Parklands cheque donation at the office (Image: Public)The charity operates from the former locomotive works in Horwich, where they welcome visitors.

Local school children often visit their food bank hub and help pack food parcels, which Cllr wright says is a great way to teach children about the importance of helping others and being grateful.

Cllr Wright said: “Horwich Foodshare is doing an amazing job of supporting the community.

“They have increased their capacity and reach, and they are helping many families and individuals who are facing difficulties.

Horwich Foodshare is an inspiring example of how a community can come together and make a positive impact.

The Bolton News: Horwich Foodshare volunteersHorwich Foodshare volunteers (Image: Public)“We are proud to share their story and thank them for their amazing work.”

The foodbank now collaborates with local GP surgeries, social services and other charities, taking referrals from them.

Horwich Foodshare is a non-profit making charity that is run by volunteers and is led by Cllr Wright, who began delivering food parcels in 2017 to support elderly residents who might struggle to leave their homes.

During the Pandemic, he expanded his services and recruited volunteers to help him distribute parcels.

For more information email them at enquiries@horwichfoodshare.uk or call the freephone on: 0800 804 43 43, or via their official Facebook page.

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