This weekend will see the launch of the first phase of a network of foodbank collection points across Hunslet and Riverside Ward, as part of a project launched by Cllr Paul Wray and Mohammed Iqbal (Labour, Hunslet and Riverside Ward) to help support the area’s largest foodbank, South and East Leeds Foodbank, acquire more vital donations.
Cllr Paul Wray said:
“Foodbanks provide a vital support to those in need and the demand for their vital service is only rising. But as this demand rises, at the same time, more and more people are moving to home delivery for their shopping – reducing instore donations at supermarkets. This project is a start of trying to help correct this and ensure vital support keep flowing in.”
You can donate food and other items (see list) on the last Saturday and Sunday of each month:
Saturday 28 January
St Lukes CARES charity shop on Dewsbury Road between 9:30am-4:30pm
Sunday 29 January
The Hunslet Club on Hillidge Road between 9:30am-2pm
The Bay Horse pub on Woodhouse Hill Road between 11am-5pm
The Crooked Clock pub on Sussex Avenue between 12-5pm
The donated food will then be collected on the following Monday and delivered to the Leeds South and East Foodbank Distribution Centre.
Most needed items:
- Dilute / Long Life Juice
- Tinned Custard
- Tinned Rice Pudding
- Tinned Potatoes
- Tinned Vegetables
- Tinned Spaghetti
- Cooking Sauces
- Coffee, Tea
- Shower Gel
- Carrier bags
- Toilet Rolls
- Sanitary Pads / Tampons
- Washing Up Liquid
- Laundry Powder / Tabs
Please do not donate frozen or fresh food.
More locations will be launched in February. Collections days will be on the last Saturday or Sunday depending on the location.
You can also donate money to the foodbank by visiting their website here.
This post is based on a press release issued by Cllr Paul Wray
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