Staff from Clitheroe’s Tesco supermarket have been helping to sort through items of food donated to Clitheroe Foodbank.
Tesco deputy manager Graham Buckle and manager Dave Pollitt were just two members of the supermarket’s staff that helped food bank volunteers and its manager, Ruth Haldane, to sort through donations which are still desperately needed for the food bank.
Today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday), a donation drive is being staged, during which local people, organisations and businesses can turn up at the food bank’s base at Trinity Methodist Church, Wesleyan Row, Clitheroe, and donate a bag of food.
There will be another chance to donate on Friday July 5th and Saturday July 6th, when Clitheroe Foodbank will be asking customers of the town’s Tesco supermarket to buy an extra item with their shopping that can be donated to the food bank.
Members of the public can also enter a competition run by the food bank to win a Bashall Barn food hamper by guessing the weight of the hamper. The hamper will be at Barclays Bank, Clitheroe, the food bank’s first collection point in the town, from Monday July 1st to Friday July 5th with all proceeds from the competition going to the food bank.
A welcome financial boost for the food bank has come from Clitheroe Town Council. It has agreed to donate £2,500 to the cause from the town’s Common Good Fund after the organisers of the food bank, Clitheroe Christians in Partnership, submitted an application. The funds will go towards administration, transport and legal costs.