BOLTON Wanderers visited a food bank to spread some Easter joy.

After donating some Easter eggs to the children’s ward of Royal Bolton Hospital earlier in the week, they visited Storehouse Pantry in Johnson Fold on Thursday afternoon.

Wanderers’ Under-23 coach David Lee and young goalkeeper James Aspinall delivered 50 eggs - donated by all playing squads at the club.

Upon their arrival, the pair were given a guided tour of the facility by Bernadette Kelly, who previously used the Storehouse Pantry prior to securing her current job.

They then met with patrons who use the initiative, taking time to pose for photos and sign autographs.

Speaking following the visit, David Lee said: “It’s been so humbling to come down here today and hand over some Easter eggs donated by the lads.

“Places such as the Storehouse Pantry deserve a lot of recognition as they really don’t get the coverage that they are worthy of.

“We are so lucky to be in the positions that we are in, but visiting a facility like this really does hammer it home and we want to be able to help in any way we can.”

James Aspinall added: “It’s been a real eye opener coming here today, but I’m just so glad to be able to play my part in helping the local people here in Bolton.

“Even though we’re just donating Easter eggs, that’s something that can make a person’s day and give them the lift they might need.

“It’s so important that we help the local community as much as we can and it’s something that we enjoy too which makes it all the better.”

The Storehouse Pantry is an Urban Outreach initiative which is held in partnership with St Peter’s Halliwell, The Hope Centre Johnson Fold and Bolton at Home.

The Storehouse Pantry is a not-for-profit venture and enables the residents of Johnson Fold to choose a variety of groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, toiletries and cleaning products for a small weekly membership fee.

Through using surplus food from Fare Share, local food sources and bulk buying the Pantry provides everyday goods at a low cost, accessed from the local Hope Centre building.

For more information on the Storehouse Pantry, visit