Great Dawley Town Council donates to Dawley Food Bank

Date 11/07/2017                                                Press Ref: PR20170711

Great Dawley Town Council donates to Dawley Food Bank

At the Town Council’s Executive Committee meeting on Monday 10th July 2017 it was unanimously agreed by all Councillors for Great Dawley Town Council to donate a £250.00 grant to the Dawley Food Bank.

The Dawley Advice Centre and Food Bank is located in the Christian Centre, Dawley High Street, is run by a number of volunteers and works alongside the Telford Crisis Network to help those in need.  The team receive donations of food, make up food parcels and also provide listening and signposting for people looking for help. 

The grant application follows a plea for donations from the Dawley Food Bank after it ran out of food.  The Food Bank has seen a significant increase in the number of families using the service, with a total of 84 families in June alone.

The Mayor purchased the food on Tuesday morning and delivered it directly to the Food Bank where a total of 627 items were delivered and ready to be distributed to those families in need.

The Mayor of Great Dawley Town Council, Councillor Jane Pinter, said ‘I was really upset and concerned when I heard that the Dawley Food Bank had run out of food and knew that Great Dawley Town Council needed to help with a grant.  I felt very humbled this morning when all the volunteers were saying thank you for the donation because we need to say thank you to volunteers for their help and support to all those families in need.’

Volunteer at the Dawley Food Bank, Mark Bestwick said ‘Everyone at the Dawley Advice Centre and Food Bank have been so overwhelmed by the support and generosity of the Town Council.  Their response has been so quick to help stock our shelves and we are so grateful for their support.’

The Town Council is continuing with its support of the Dawley Food Bank by having the Great Dawley Dinner on Friday 21st July as a collection point for dried goods, with everything being donated going to those families who need help.

If you know of anyone in need of any help and assistance or you yourself are in need of food to feed your family please call 01952 361163 and someone will be there to help.  On occasion you may need to leave your details on an answer machine, but rest assured they will always get back in touch with you.

If you want to make a donation to the Dawley Food Bank, all donations are very welcome and can be delivered to Dawley Christian Centre every weekday morning between 9.00am and 1.00pm.  If you can please donate anything from tinned good, tomatoes, potatoes, peas, carrots, meatballs beans, spaghetti, to pasta and dried goods, as well as UHT milk and none alcoholic drinks.

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Photo attached to press release  :  The Mayor of Great Dawley Town Council, Councillor Jane Pinter, with the donation made by Great Dawley Town Council and volunteers from the Dawley Advice Centre and Food Bank Mark Bestwick, Linda Hobson and Penelope Stokes.

Notes to editors:     

Great Dawley Town Council serves Dawley and Malinslee, it has 14 councillors, 7 serving Dawley and 7 serving Malinslee. The Mayor of Great Dawley Town Council is Councillor Jane Pinter and the chair is Councillor Shaun Davies.

 

 

 

 

Further information for the media is available from:

Clare Turner, Clerk –  Great Dawley Town Council on 01952 567 910, or clerk@greatdawley.com    www.greatdawley.org