PROJECT FEED CHORLEY: First look inside new food bank warehouse following donations of nearly £30,000

On Monday the doors swung open at the new food bank warehouse at Chorley's LivingWaters church.

By Tom Earnshaw, Reporter
Tuesday, 9th April 2019, 8:22 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th April 2019, 9:44 am
Volunteer Linda Coppin
Volunteer Linda Coppin

Following the Project Feed Chorley campaign by the Chorley Guardian, almost £30,000 was raised by the local community to fund a new warehouse so that volunteers at the LW Storehouse food bank could stop working in cramped and damp conditions in the cellar of the Bolton Street church:

Some of the volunteers that make the LW Storehouse a reality
LW Storehouse's distribution manager Pat Webb and co-ordinator Carol Halton

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The warehouse has been built on the LivingWaters church car park
Carol Halton delivers a speech to crowds before the opening
The food bank has strong links to the church with many of its volunteers part of the congregation
Carol Halton, LivingWaters church minister John Lacy and Andy Stunell
The people of Chorley make sure those that need help, get it
Volunteer Daniel Harris
Jean Barden, Sam Martin and Gillian Wahl
Chorley Guardian editor and Lancashire Post deputy editor Nicola Adam with Carol Halton and Andy Stunell.
The brand new warehouse
Former food bank user Barry Graham who now works for the church and food bank
Barry Graham delivers a talk prior to the warehouse opening