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.

Archant

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 info@bideford.foodbank.org.uk

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.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Fri, 16:40
The Pride in Ilfracombe winners with their awards and Mayor, George Squires. Picture: Sam Scott

Unsung heroes and heroines of all ages step forward at the Pride in Ilfracombe Awards.

Read more
Fri, 16:39
Barnstaple will see in 2015 with a fireworks display, it has been confirmed.

Firms stump up the cash to help town see in 2015 in style.

Read more
Fri, 12:46
The pups in their new home

Wildlife and Dinosaur Park team up with RSPCA to help seal pups

Read more
Fri, 11:39
Kevin Carlyle’s festive lights display in Springfield Road, Bickington. Picture: Submitted

Festive display pulls in the crowds – and donations for air ambulance.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Family notices
Subscriptions
Reader travel
Advertise
Photo Orders
Competitions
Facebook
Twitter
North Devon Football League
North Devon Gazette E-edition

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition
North Devon�s trusted business finder