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Potential Food Bank In Cudworth

Tuesday April 30 2013

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A FOOD bank could be set up in Cudworth.

Rev David Nicholson, of St John The Baptist Church, said the idea was in its early stages but is asking local schools, the health centre, other clinicians and other churches to attend a meeting on April 30.

"I'm just trying to gather people together who are interested," he said.

"There's pretty clear evidence in the number of free school meals the children in Cudworth have that there's probably a need for something.

"The recession is hitting hard I think and more people are finding it hard to make ends meet."

Finer points of how the food bank will work need to be ironed out, but it will not be a one-off service.

"I don't think it's going to get better for some of our families," he said.

Food banks have already been set up in other parts of the borough including Goldthorpe, Athersley and Gateway Church in Barnsley's town centre.

The town centre service was launched in February and people are given supplies every three days including tins of meat, potatoes and vegetables, coffee, milk and cereal.

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Reply Posted by lin31 on Saturday May 4 2013 at 18:13
think this could be a good idea at least its one less worry for people that are really in need why should our children suffer.
working families are being hit hard as well as the familys that arnt working we all need to eat just dont know if people will be too embarressed and proud to ask for that kind of help and how would the infomation be distributed about this kind of help.

Reply Posted by Jayne on Saturday May 4 2013 at 18:17
Can someone please let me know when this Is all set up. Me and my hubby both work but the cost of food is still a worry for us. We don't get free school dinners or free anything but we still struggle

Reply Posted by cheryl on Saturday May 4 2013 at 18:47
it will work on a voucher scheme where needy people are referred by doctors,health visitors and social workers so the food goes to the correct people needing it,plenty of volunteers are going to be needed so if you want any information or would like to volunteer give father david at st johns church cudworth a ring