Aldi helps out food bank appeal

Supermarket Aldi presents their �100 gift to the Ribble Valley Foodbank. (s)
Supermarket Aldi presents their �100 gift to the Ribble Valley Foodbank. (s)

£100 in goods was offered in response to Clitheroe Town Mayor Councillor Sue Knox’s annual appeal for donations to support the Mayor’s Welfare Fund.

Gareth Hulse, manager of the new Aldi store on Whalley Road, promptly offered the goods for those in need this Christmas.

Coun Knox said: “Every year, the Mayor asks for donations to the Mayors Welfare Fund so that the town can offer a little Christmas cheer to those who might need it. As soon as I heard about Aldi’s kind offer, I contacted the Foodbank and arranged to meet one of the organisers, Ruth Haldane, at the store.

“We had a list of things that were needed and we set about filling two trollies as fast as we could – it was like supermarket sweep!”

Ruth Haldane commented: “The Foodbank really appreciates the gift of £100. It will make a big difference to people in crisis in the Ribble Valley this Christmas.”

If you would like to help Ribble Valley Foodbank, please take your donation along to Trinity Church and Community Hub, Clitheroe, or St Paul’s Church, Longridge, during Foodbank opening hours.