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Blackburn council staff donate food to struggling families
4:04pm Monday 22nd October 2012 in News
KIND-HEARTED council staff have donated food to help those struggling to feed their families in Blackburn with Darwen.
Staff organised a collection for Blackburn Foodbank which provides parcels of non-perishables — things like tinned vegetables, dried pasta and long-life milk – to those who need it most.
The foodbank, run by volunteers, gets its stock through donations from the public and council staff donated more than seven boxes of food.
Ros Duerden, chair of Blackburn Foodbank, said she was pleased with the amount of food and thanked council staff for their generosity.
Coun Kate Hollern, leader of the council, said: “We had a very good response and I was delighted to hand over a large amount of food to the organisation.
“We are living in tough times which has increased demand on services for those in need.
“But the public sector can’t do it on its own especially after the cuts it has had to make.
“That is why organisations like Blackburn Foodbank are even more important than ever.”
Staff are organising more collections in the future.
To find out how to donate, call 01254 677836 or 07803513767.