There was a great sense of achievement with the opening of a new food bank at John Archer. This was as a result of a number of partners coming together including GTDT, Mandela 8 and the Florence Institute. There is a wide range of free products available (two carrier bags maximum) ranging from dried products,fresh fruit and vegetables and hygiene products. This food bank will be open every Thursday between 1-3.30 pm. The organisations hopes to develop this activity in the new year to include a referral system for pre-loved clothes and offering individuals learning opportunities and courses. In the spring the partners hope to develop further opportunities by using the Upper Hill building next door for a wide variety of health and wellbeing activities.