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Council collects over 100kg of food for charity

09:27 07 September 2012

Leader of Torridge District Council Cllr Barry Parsons with the Bideford Foodbank volunteers.

Leader of Torridge District Council Cllr Barry Parsons with the Bideford Foodbank volunteers.


Torridge District Council holds first ever workplace collection for Bideford Foodbank.

TORRIDGE District Council staff members have collected more than 109kg of food in Bideford Foodbank’s first ever workplace collection day.

Staff at Riverbank House stocked up on tinned food, breakfast cereals, spaghetti, biscuits, sauces and pasta among other non perishable foods to help those in crisis.

Duncan Withall, project manager at the Foodbank, said: “A sincere thank you to staff at TDC who were so generous in this the first ever Workplace Food Collection day.

“We are so grateful for their quick response to our appeal for help in replenishing our food stocks.”

Cllr Barry Parsons, leader of the council said: “It’s a great contribution by staff and is indicative of how much we all appreciate the work of the volunteers at the Foodbank.

“Supporting local families in need, making a real difference, helping each other through the tough times shows a tremendous community spirit.”

Anyone wishing to hold a collection day at their workplace or for more information on volunteering at the Foodbank, call 07874 206438 or email

The Foodbank at 21 High Street, Bideford, is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.30am-1.30pm providing three-days of emergency food for those in need.


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