Food bank on mission to collect dried food
10:10am Friday 27th December 2013 in North West
A COMMUNITY food bank has been on a mission to feed families this winter.
The Grow for Giving food bank based at Tyldesley Allotments has been working in partnership with Morrison’s Supermarket in Tyldesley, by gathering tinned and dried donations from staff and customers.
The donations trolley, which is situated in the foyer of the store, aims to collect longer lasting food stuffs than the allotment produces.
Eunan Jones, project Manager at Grow for Giving, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of the staff, shoppers and volunteers, at the Tyldesley store, who have shown amazing support and understanding of the food bank project.
“The people who have received food parcels wish to give their sincere thanks to all. Some shoppers have done more than donate food, they have shared stories, tears, laughter and hugs with the highly valued project volunteers, who have been handing out project leaflets in store.
“The kindness has stretched to being a life line for many families during difficult times.”
Morrison’s assistant deputy manager, Tony Holt, presented the Grow for Giving coordinator Pamela Jones with vouchers to the value of £45 to spend on groceries for families over the Christmas period.
Contact Grow for Giving food bank on to donate or for help and support 0777 248 1461 or 01942 393523.
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