Margot James, MP for Stourbridge, has lent her support to the Black Country Foodbank, visiting the main distribution centre which supports the local Stourbridge branch. Beyond food, the bank also offers a range of other services, including providing household goods and clothing to people in need.
As part of the visit Margot met volunteers and discussed with them the benefits of volunteering. As a champion for the welfare of older people, Margot also discussed the foodbank’s close work with the Dudley Group of Hospitals to support older people upon leaving hospital.
Margot said: ‘The foodbank is doing fantastic work to support people right across the Black Country. I was very impressed by the range of services provided, from food through to clothing. I was also heartened to hear about the work that the food bank does with local hospitals to support older people, who are particularly vulnerable and deserve our support. I would like to congratulate all those who work, volunteer, and contribute to the foodbank; they really are providing an invaluable service.’
Photo: Margot with Mr Kelvin Bates, Manager of the Distribution Centre, and one of the local volunteers.