A SUBWAY in Stairfoot has been ‘inundated’ with messages following an online post encouraging people struggling to make ends meet to get in touch for a food parcel.
Staff at the branch, on Wombwell Lane, have gone viral online after posting a status pledging that they will help to deliver food parcels to local residents in need.
The Facebook post, that has been shared more than 1,000 times, said: “If anyone is not working, not getting paid, has had their hours cut and have ran out of food or necessities, or times are just tough, please don’t let you or your kids go to sleep on an empty stomach.
“We will do anything we can to help. It may simply be a case of dropping off a food parcel and leaving.
“No-one has to know and where others are concerned, it never happened.”
Sunil Mehan, the owner of the Subway shop, said: “Since reopening on May 11, we’ve tried our best to support our local community during a tough time.
“We know times have been tough for people across the borough and knew we could help.
“Barnsley have supported us for the last seven years now, so we needed to return the favour.”
The Facebook post has had overwhelming support and workers have struggled to deal with the demand.
“Since the post, we’ve had more than 100 messages from local people who need our support.
“The response is completely unexpected, but amazing. If we can do our bit to help people who are struggling, then it’ll be worth it.
“The hard-working staff at the shop have been taking on additional hours to help make this happen.
“The hardest part will be the logistics of distributing these parcels. We would love if people could support us and help us deliver this food.
“If you can help us out, send us an email and we’ll get in touch with you.”
To volunteer with deliveries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.