Foodbank that feeds 3,000 thanks donors

NHUD12-1615-3'Volunteers collect food for the Bestwood and Bulwell Food Bank
NHUD12-1615-3'Volunteers collect food for the Bestwood and Bulwell Food Bank
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Supporters of a food bank which annually helps 3,000 people in crisis have been officially thanked for their generosity.

Bestwood and Bulwell Food Bank invited a number of companies, organisations and individuals to its home at St Philip’s Church, Top Valley, to thank them for their help.

Contractor J.Tomlinson provided a large container to safely store food, while youngsters from the National Citizen Service prepared the site for the container and raised £1,000 by cycling the equivalent distance from Land’s End to John-o-Groats on static bikes; Nationwide Windows donated a new door for the church.

The Rev Andy Morris, food bank secretary, said: “The support given us has been incredible and it enables us to provide a service that is desperately needed in the financial climate we are in. We provide about 30,000 meals a year and over this period we deal with about 25 tonnes of food in total. More than 40 per cent of the recipients are in the under-16 school age group.”