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Food Bank Receives Generous Donation

Thursday May 16 2013

Food bank coordinators Janet Crownshaw and Stephanie Aplin-Wakefield Food bank coordinators Janet Crownshaw and Stephanie Aplin-Wakefield

FOLLOWING its busiest day ever, the food bank at Gateway Church has received around 30 boxes of food and more than £500 in donations.

A group of colleagues at the Child Support Agency based at Joseph Locke House have been collecting tinned meats, tinned fruit, cereals, sugar, tea and coffee and everything in between.

Beverly Illingsworth and her colleagues also baked cakes and held a raffle to raise the cash.

"One of our colleague's friends donates and that's how we found out about it," she said. "Everyone has been 100 per cent behind it.

"We sent empty boxes round and told everyone just put in what they wanted but they started bringing bags full of stuff.

"Those people are in desperate need, like many others."

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Reply Posted by FareShare Yorkshire on Thursday May 16 2013 at 13:03
FareShare Yorkshire would like to wish Gateway Foodbank continued success with their worthy cause, well done Gateway.

Reply Posted by joa1210 on Saturday May 18 2013 at 20:18
Hi, i am just wondering if you are looking for volunteers? and how would i go about this? My mum volunteered at PDSA which is sadly closing and wants to know if she could help.

Many Thanks