How you helped to feed Glossop
Thursday 27th February 2014 @ 13:30 by Lisa B
News

Glossop’s Bare Necessities food bank is never short of local stores wanting to help.

YOUNG HELP: Daisy and Noah Ryan who live in Glossop donating food to Bare Necessities

YOUNG HELP: Daisy and Noah Ryan donating food to Bare Necessities

The latest was Aldi on Arundle Street which allowed volunteers to set up their latest collection point there.

It turned out to be a great move for people struggling to put food on the table.

Bare Necessities volunteer Mary Jessop said: “We were overwhelmed by the generosity of Aldi customers both young and old who donated food throughout the day.”

Joy Hallsworth,  another of the many volunteers who helped to collect the food,  said: “I am amazed at the generosity of local people.

“Times are tough for many people in our local communities at the moment and it is really heartwarming to receive such support.”

The food collected will help to provide emergency food parcels for families who are having difficulty and find themselves in food crisis across Glossopdale.

With the rising cost of living, static incomes, unemployment and changes to the benefit systems the demand for emergency food continues to grow.

The latest figures recorded by Bare Necessities, showed that in December and January demand  for emergency food parcels  was the  highest  since the Food Bank started two years ago.

The ‘bank’ would like to thank everyone for their continued support and remind people that help is always needed.

Volunteer Alison Piddington, said: “We also want to thank the Manager and staff at Aldi for all their support before and during the day – they were absolutely wonderful.

“It also gave us the opportunity to talk to people about the work of the food bank and to sign up some new volunteers.”

If you are interested in volunteering with the food bank,  or just want to check out other events and collections, visit www.glossopdalefoodbank.info

by David Jones