ORGANISERS at Oldham Foodbank have created three emergency hubs to help the wider community during the coronavirus crisis.

They have been launched in partnership with Oldham Council and WeActTogether.The public are being asked to use the hub nearest to where they live.

The hubs are: The Neon Hub in Holt Street, Oldham, South Chadderton Methodist Church in Thompson Lane and the Honeywell Centre in Hadfield stret, Oldham. They are open Monday to Friday from 11am to 2pm.

The Three Crowns Centre at 1-3 Manchester Street is open Tuesday to Thursday from 11am to 1.45pm and the centre at the Salvation Army at Farrow Street East, Shaw, is open on Mondays from 11am to 1.45pm. Oldham Foodbank was launched by volunteers who think no-one in the borough should have to go hungry.

The organisation is operating under social distancing recommendations and is currently running a “one in one out” policy.

A spokesperson said: “We apologise if you have to wait but we are operating in this way to protect you, our clients, and our volunteers as well.

“We provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis.”

Oldham Foodbank is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust,to combat poverty and hunger.