Tuesday, 16 July 2013

UPDATE ON FIRST DAY FOR LOUNDSLEY GREEN FOOD BANK

The Gates had been open for three Tuesdays as a distribution point prior to the launch of the second one at Loundsley Green last Friday.  It's early days and take up at the Gates has been very different each week.  So the volunteers were set up in the Community Centre and raring to go without knowing how many people had been given vouchers for that week.

The place was soon buzzing with teas and coffees being offered as people came in and waited while bags were being packed for them to take home.  In the event we provided food for three days for 7 local people who are having a tough time at the moment.

If you have donated food via your church or at the recent Tesco collection in Chesterfield - a big thank you!  The final total collected at Tesco was 1.5 tonnes of food to which Tesco will add the value of  30% which in effect is a total of around 2 tonnes of food.  Amazing.