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Supporting Local Food banks - Important Milestone

Supporting Local Food banks - Important Milestone

This week marks 1 year since Rotherham Sitwell Rotarians started their weekly Foodbank run. Each Tuesday they have been a familiar sight outside Morrisons, Parkgate collecting food for various Rotherham foodbanks.

The project has been funded in the main by donations from Rotherham Sitwell Rotarians donating the money they would normally have spent at their weekly meetings and by the generosity of Morrisons. We are also grateful to Rotherham Rotary who have given generously, Rotherham Round Table, Rotary4Food and members of the public for their support. In total we have been able to deliver £47,000 worth of food for those in need in our town during this exceptionally difficult period.

Much of the food has gone to Rotherham Foodbank on Grove Road but we have also been able to support Rotherham Minster Social Supermarket, the Unity Centre and the Lighthouse. Together with Rotherham Rotary we have secured a £5000 grant from South Yorkshire Community Fund to enhance the work of Full Life Church Foodbank, Harthill & Thorp Covid-19 Volunteer Support, Liberty Church Masbrough, Rotherham Foodbank, Rotherham Salvation Army and The Minster Social Supermarket.

The occasion was marked with a team photo. Also shown is Morrison's Community Facebook post celebrating the event.

Trish Lister 22.04.21