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Festive food bank schemes launched in East Lancashire

DONATIONS of food parcels by generous families are set to provide festive cheer to deserving households across East Lancashire.

An appeal has been launched by Nelson Town Council chairman Eileen Ansar with local Beavers, Rainbows, Scouts and Guides, to collect yuletide bundles.

Coun Ansar, who also represents Clover Hill on Pendle Council, will be working with St Phillip’s Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, St John’s Guides, Brownies and Beavers and Cubs from St Phillip’s and St John’s.

She said: “We are looking to collect 100 parcels in total. We wanted to work with closely with all these organisations so the youngsters could really get behind the work.”

Before the parcels are distributed, discussions will take place with the likes of the Salvation Army and Pendle’s Grassroots centre over likely recipients.

And councillors and town hall officials in Blackburn with Darwen have donated £117 and donated dozens of foodstuffs to the town’s food bank at their November meeting.

Mayor Coun Zamir Khan was behind the collection drive for the food bank, which is run by the Trussell Trust. Coun Khan said: “There was cross-party support for this collection and I just want to thank all members and chief officers who donated.”

Food parcels are handed out to deserving causes following recommendations from care experts such as social workers, health workers and volunteers.

Donations for the Nelson appeal can be left at Coun Ansar’s store, Slick Clothing, in Manchester Road, Nelson, or via any of the various brownie and scout packs. She can also be contacted on 07890 549040.

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6:18pm Fri 23 Nov 12

2 for 5p says...

I already donate about a quarter of my earnings every month to pay for this shower . : QUOTE :


Food parcels are handed out to deserving causes following recommendations from care experts such as social workers, health workers and volunteers.


Sounds like the bunch that blight the town centre pubs at ten o'clock in morning, and the benefit scum to me.
I already donate about a quarter of my earnings every month to pay for this shower . : QUOTE : Food parcels are handed out to deserving causes following recommendations from care experts such as social workers, health workers and volunteers. Sounds like the bunch that blight the town centre pubs at ten o'clock in morning, and the benefit scum to me. 2 for 5p
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7:57pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Good call says...

See folks, stocking up on food isn't really being "paranoid" considering more and more people are having to get food handouts.
See folks, stocking up on food isn't really being "paranoid" considering more and more people are having to get food handouts. Good call
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6:39am Sat 24 Nov 12

Darwen Malc says...

Brilliant, they can get free handouts and save their benefits for more roll ups and bottles of white lightning.
Brilliant, they can get free handouts and save their benefits for more roll ups and bottles of white lightning. Darwen Malc
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