Foodbank making a difference
In the first year of running Middleton Central Foodbank which is supported by local churches it has received a total of 16.75 tonnes of food donations (about 20 mini-metro’s) from the general public and a variety of local organisations, groups and businesses.
In the same period they have given out 12.7 tonnes of food in emergency crisis food parcels (15 Mini-metro’s), and if you are too young to know what a mini-metro is its was a small car like a Mazda 2 or Renault Clio.
Another way of saying it is they have received 39,900 plates worth of food and have given away 30,400 plates worth, which is sadly a sign of the times and reflects the struggles and challenges that many everyday families face.
We know there is a bigger need out there and more that can be done.
If you are a group or organisation that works with people who may find themselves in crisis or struggling to feed themselves then please get in touch with the foodbank to explore being a referral agency.
If you are a local business that wants to make a difference to people in crisis then consider promoting the cause with regular collections amongst your workforce, every can really does make a difference to someone.
Thanks for the support; Middleton people are really generous!