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Families still in need of your helping hand

Eastwood volunteer bureau food bank appeal with the Advertiser. Editor Martin Hutton, Robert Radcliffe, Carol Dennis, Marlene Seagrove and Catherine Johnson.

Eastwood volunteer bureau food bank appeal with the Advertiser. Editor Martin Hutton, Robert Radcliffe, Carol Dennis, Marlene Seagrove and Catherine Johnson.

Staff running the food bank in Eastwood say they hope people will continue to bring in donations now the festive season has been and gone.

Co-ordinator of the service Marlene Seagrave said it was important the generous folk of Eastwood remembered people needed help all year around, and not just at Christmas.

She said: “We have had a massive response lately with all sorts of people bringing in donations which has been great, but I just hope it carries on.

“We are still handing out more bags of food per week than ever before so I just hope people out there remember people need help all year round.”

The Advertiser launched a campaign last November urging people to help with donations for the food bank based at the bureau in Wellington Place.

The initiative aimed to help families struggling to put food on the table in the run-up to Christmas.

Staff running the service had said the number of people collecting bags of food had increased four-fold, and were over the moon when the campaign had an enormous response, with donations flooding in from local people and organisations.

Businesses that got on board the campaign and helped collect included Rumbletums charity cafe in Kimberley, Sainsburys Local at Hilltop and Barclays bank in Eastwood.

Anybody wishing to donate should take non-perishable food items along such as tins, cereals and pasta.

 

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