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Royston Food Bank Could Be On The Way

Wednesday June 5 2013

We Are Barnsley We Are Barnsley

ROYSTON could be joining Cudworth in its quest to provide a food bank for locals in need.

Former Barnsley councillors Howard Lavender and Bill Newman are among a group of residents wanting to provide the lifeline.

Howard said they will be attending a meeting on June 15 organised by charity The Trussell Trust to find out more information.

The trust works with churches and communities to open up food banks across the country.

Howard said they would look to operate the food bank in Royston as a satellite from another Trussell Trust food bank - with food being supplied from the main site.

The group is preparing for the impact of the welfare reforms in the next six to 12 months, he says.

"It's not that prominent as yet but the reductions in benefits and alike have only just started and things like the 'bedroom tax' have only just been imposed. They're all coming together," he said.

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Reply Posted by just me on Friday June 7 2013 at 17:21
This world is going backwards .. Thank god for people that help others ...:-(

Reply Posted by chez on Friday June 7 2013 at 18:53
we are stuck at cudworth until we find premises to run it from ,we are awaiting on council still

Reply Posted by Karen on Monday June 10 2013 at 20:54
How do I contact these people.. I'm at Grimethorpe and House Bound...

Reply Posted by esuuzed on Monday June 10 2013 at 23:32
In my opinion, We help others abroad.....which is all good n well, but i think its high time we cut some red tape n started looking after others in need in this country, it wont be affecting those making decisions u can be sure of that....so wrong.....if you're in need you should get simple as.