Ian Austin MP

Labour MP for Dudley North

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Volunteers help local families with innovative food bank plan

A local group of volunteers has set up an innovative way to get supplies to local people short of food.

The Food for Thought group in Sedgley swap unwanted items for food and other household necessities such as cleaning supplies and toiletries.

They then pass this on to local people in times of emergency as well as giving the food items to the Black Country Foodbank. The foodbank helps vulnerable individuals and families in crisis by providing food and helps find a long term solution for those struggling to feed their families.

The Facebook page can be found here.

Community campaigner Rebecca Gentle said:

“I got involved in this project because I was concerned about local families struggling to feed their children over the summer holidays.

“Jackie Jevons, who runs the Facebook group, is doing a great job and making a real difference to local people.

“Local people who want to help can join the Facebook group or gather food donations and we can arrange to pick them up and pass them on. Just let me know by emailing rebecca.gentle8@gmail.com

“Everything they give will make a huge difference to people struggling to feed their families.”

Ian Austin said:

“It’s terrible that people are going hungry in the 21st century, but it’s fantastic that Jackie, Rebecca and the Sedgley Food for Thought group have stepped in to help them.

“It shows how volunteers are making a difference in the local community and I hope local people will join the Facebook page and get involved.”

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published this page in News 2016-09-07 16:35:22 +0100

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