The Fork in the Road, a not-for-profit-restaurant in Middlesbrough, has opened its doors as a drop-off point for Middlesbrough Foodbank.
The restaurant, founded by charity leader Andy Preston, will act as a central location for food donations to Middlesbrough Foodbank.
Based on Linthorpe Road, the restaurant, opened in December 2016, provides opportunities for those who struggle to secure employment, such as former prisoners and recovering addicts.
Members of the public will be able to drop off their donations at the restaurant seven days a week – whenever it is open.
The Fork in the Road’s fresh produce supplier, Country Valley Foods of Billingham, has volunteering to forward collections from the restaurant to our depot in Skippers Lane.
To have a drop off point that is open seven days a week in the town centre is a great opportunity for those who’d like to be involved in the work and support the local community. We’re so thankful to Andy Preston and everyone else involved in orgainsing this, as well as all our supporters without whom we wouldn’t be able to provide emergency food for those in crisis. We’re hoping this would help us raise much-needed donations, particularly during the summer months when we see an increase in the number of clients. We really appreciate Country Valley Foods’ offer to deliver the food as it will allow us to focus our resources on serving the clients.