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Arnold Foodbank thanks community after 13.5 tonnes of goods are donated over festive period

by Gedling Eye Reporter
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Trustees of the Arnold Foodbank have thanked the community for their generosity over Christmas.

People across Gedling borough donated 13.5 tonnes of food and toiletries to the charity centre in Mansfield Road – that is a third of their annual amount in just one month.

Helen Lloyd, manager of Arnold Foodbank, said they’d never had a Christmas like it in terms of donations

She said: “We have now finally sorted through all our donations, finding all the mince pies before they go out of date.

PICTURED: Items being donated to the foodbank

“The food is still going out at a rate of at least one tonne a week and the abundance we have just now should mean we have food enough to keep us in stock until March. By then our tinned fruit and meat may start to look a bit low, but we can be sure that our pasta, beans and tea bags will still be going strong.

“We are so grateful to have the use of Daybrook Baptist Church, as every available space in this old building has been taken over to accommodate the generosity of the community. “

“The centre would like to thank those who have given through Gedling Borough Council, schools, churches, businesses, in stores and local shops – often giving multiple donations, and the many of you who gave financial donations directly or through our Just Giving page.”

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