Arnold Foodbank gets festive boost from Woodthorpe baby and toddler group at Christmas

 Arnold Foodbank gets festive boost from Woodthorpe baby and toddler group at Christmas
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A baby and toddler group from Woodthorpe made a special delivery to Arnold Foodbank today (December 18) as it donated £300 worth of food and everyday essentials to help struggling families throughout the festive period.

Little Lambs Baby & Toddler group, which runs each Monday morning from The Church of the Good Shepherd on Thackeray’s Lane in Woodthorpe, was so concerned that local families were struggling that it decided to hold a fundraising event and use the proceeds to buy much-needed items for its local Foodbank. 

Today, Little Lambs representatives, delivered more than 35 bags of shopping to Arnold Foodbank.

Arnold Foodbank volunteers with baby and toddler group
PICTURED: (l to r) Rebecca Burke of Little Lambs, Arthur Pember of Arnold Foodbank, Sarah Benedek of Little Lambs and Helen Lloyd of Arnold Foodbank.

Rebecca Burke, group leader for Little Lambs said: “Our parish is a regular supporter of the Foodbank. Not only do we collect weekly donations from our parishioners, but many also volunteer their time at the centre to help sort and allocate the items for families in need of help.”

The Church of the Good Shepherd has been recognised as the largest food donator to the Arnold Foodbank. In just a six month period, it donated 2,121kgs of food. Helen Lloyd of the Foodbank explains how this makes a difference: “A family of four goes away with around 20-25kg of shopping. So this amount equates to over 80 families fed by this parish. That’s over 800 meals. Well done.”

For anyone wishing to give donations, the Arnold Foodbank is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at 1pm to 3pm. It is located at the Daybrook Baptist Church on Mansfield Road NG5 6AA, near Go Outdoors.  Alternatively, donations can be left at the Church of the Good Shepherd at any time. Red collection boxes are located just inside the main church entrance, on the right.  The essential requirements at this time of year are tinned foods (soups, meats, veg, fruit) and toiletries such as shampoo, deodorant and loo roll. Long life milk and coffee are also needed. Thank you.

Gedling Eye Reporter

Gedling Eye Reporter

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