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£500raised of £500 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £500 to help fund Leyland Food Bank.

    Leyland, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 19th May 2017

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    Here at Leyland Food Bank we offer a regular weekly service, supplying food on a temporary basis for those who have fallen on unfortunate circumstances. Under the present system of social provision, there are many reasons why people need our services. The sick and disabled and mentally ill are often misdiagnosed as fit for work under the testing system, and although 65% of the mistakes are corrected on appeal, that still leaves people with no income in the meantime. Similarly, the unemployed can be subjected to unfair sanctions, where they are left with no money at all for four weeks or more. And not many people are aware that should you lose your job, you are not entitled to any benefits for a full six weeks afterwards.

    We try and provide at least a minimum safety net during those periods. Our users are entitled to one food parcel a week, and we try and make that a minimum of at least 8 non-perishable food items, which if nothing else staves off the worst of the hunger.

    Our users are generally referred to us by Social Services, and we also work closely with the St Vincent de Paul Society, and each new user is offered a home visit by the SVP, to assess their personal circumstances and see what other help or assistance they may require.

    We rely entirely on donations to supply our services. We have weekly collections in local churches, and we have collection points in the local Morrisons and Tesco supermarkets. We also rely quite heavily on cash donations, since the food donations rarely cover the demand, and we have to buy food in on a regular basis. There are no overheads or expenses at Leyland Food Bank. St Marys Priory donates all the facilities, and we are all unpaid volunteers. This means every single penny donated gets spent directly on providing food to the needy. In that sense it is the purest form of charity. If you feel able to help on a one-off or especially a regular basis, any and all donations will be very gratefully received. Thank you.

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    • odgie danaan3 years ago
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      odgie danaan

      3 years ago

      One day to go and we reached our target! That's fantastic news, with our careful shopping and choice of the best value/most nutritious items, £500 is a massive help to keeping us going a little longer without having to make drastic reductions in how many people we can help. A massive big thank you to everybody who contributed, no matter what size your donation, every single pound will be well spent and well used and appreciated. THANK YOU! :-) :-) :-)

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    • odgie danaan3 years ago
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      odgie danaan

      3 years ago

      And starting to get sorted...

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    • odgie danaan3 years ago
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      3 years ago

      New supplies coming in

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    3 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 5/18/2017 07.17

    Supporters

    20

    • John Regan

      John Regan

      May 16, 2017

      £35.00

    • nathan jaggard

      nathan jaggard

      May 3, 2017

      More power to you Odgie.Hope all is well with you and P

      £10.00

    • No name

      No name

      May 2, 2017

    • Mr Badger

      Mr Badger

      Apr 28, 2017

      Ere you go mate! For a worthy cause, close to your heart!Mr Badger! : )

      £50.00

    • Stuart Melling

      Stuart Melling

      Apr 27, 2017

      Hope it helps

      £30.00

    • Colin ashton

      Colin ashton

      Apr 25, 2017

      £10.00

    • Ian Wallbank

      Ian Wallbank

      Apr 23, 2017

      Good luck with your worthwhile effort!

      £10.00

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    Leyland, United Kingdom

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