Dudley and South Staffordshire

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

CAMRA donates to the Black Country Food Bank

Tuesday 30 January 2024

The Dudley Winter Ales Fayre delivered a £320 boost to the Black Country Foodbank. Festivalgoers donated unused beer tokens and cash to help the cause. John Corser, DSS Chair delivering a £320 boost to the Black Country Foodbank. The Dudley and South Staffordshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale chose the foodbank as its annual beer festival charity.

Branch chairman John Corser visited the foodbank's warehouse in Albion Street, Brierley Hill to hand over a cheque to chief executive Jen Coleman.

The money will help support the work of the volunteer-run organisation which now has 27 food banks across Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall. Black Country Foodbank originally started in 2006 from one site at Chawn Hill Church in Stourbridge. It now has a team of 30 volunteers working from Brierley Hill, including drivers and sorters, and more than 350 across the other sites.

Jen said that the donation from the festival would help with the work. "As well as the food banks we support 50 other charities with food projects including food parcels, hot meals and children's breakfasts," she added.

Anyone wishing to help the charity can contact ku.gro.knabdoofyrtnuockcalb@ofni The winter ales fayre in Dudley Town Hall from November 23 to 25 sold out every drop of beer and cider.