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Foodbank 4 Whitby Collection Day

Foodbank 4 Whitby Collection Day

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 7:03am 16th June 2016.

A food collection day is being held at Whitby Co-op for the Foodbank 4 Whitby.

The foodbank opened on 20th January 2014 to help needy individuals and families. Many are 'referred' to the service from agencies such as Prevention Services who look after children up to the age of 18, Citizens Advice Bureau with Housing Options and Whitby Disability Action Group.

Around 15% of the people who've used the foodbank are self referrals who the team then direct to an agency that could also help them.

Volunteers will be at the Co-op from 10am handing out information about what kind of food they need and to answer any questions people may have about donating food or money to the cause.

Graham Hilton, Chair of Trustees at Foodbank 4 Whitby said:

"We help about five people per session but if we get three or four people come in then there may well be a partner behind that or three or four children. 2,500 bags of food have been handed out since the opening of the foodbank helping 1,000 adults and 600 children. "

For more information about the foodbank go to: http://www.foodbank4whitby.org.uk/

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