TAMWORTH’s Liberty Foodcare now helping 550 families just weeks after opening

WEEKLY BREAD: Volunteer Cass McIlrick helps a customer with her purchase during a busy week two of Liberty Foodcare.
WEEKLY BREAD: Volunteer Cass McIlrick helps a customer with her purchase during a busy week two of Liberty Foodcare.

TAMWORTH’s food bank is now helping up to 550 families just weeks after opening, founder James Ardill has said.

Liberty Foodcare in Robert St, which opened on May 25, had been attracting about 80 new registrants per week, he said.

“It’s going very well – we had close to 550 registrations in [seven] weeks, so that’s about 80 new ones a week,” Mr Ardill said.

“We started with a $1500 turnover target and we’re now doing well over a $3000 turnover, or 150 transactions a week … and that’s not counting the free food we’re giving away as well.”

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