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Gedling borough food banks send out SOS over loo roll shortage


“Our main need at the moment – toilet roll”

That’s the message from two food banks based in Gedling borough who are both urgently appealing for donations.

Arnold and Carlton food banks have been busy handing out food and supplies of essential items over the Christmas period.

But unlike other years, where numbers needing the service drop after the festive period, demand remains high.

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Arnold Foodbank
PICTURED: Arnold Foodbank on Mansfield Road in Daybrook (IMAGE: Google)

Because of this, they say they are running low on supplies of toilet roll and are hoping members of the public can help them build up their stock.

In a post on Facebook, Arnold Foodbank wrote: “Our numbers normally drop after Christmas until the last week of January. This year they have maintained at levels similar to December. Last week we prepared over 100 packs of essential food and supplies over our three sessions. This has obliterated our toilet roll stock. If you can help, that would be great.”

Carlton Foodbank says they have now completely run out of toilet rolls to include in food and essentials packs the give to those using the service.

Methodist Church
PICTURED: Carlton Foodbank is based at Main Street Methodist Church on Carlton Hill

They wrote: “We have completely run out of loo roll. Please donate if you can, even if it’s just one roll!”

How can I make a donation of food or supplies?

Arnold Foodbank

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You can take your donations directly to the food bank at Daybrook Baptist Church on Mansfield Road between 12pm-5pm on Monday, Wednesday or Fridays.

Donations are also accepted using the baskets at Asda Arnold, Coppice Road Co-op, Lidl Arnold or Sainsbury’s Arnold

Carlton Foodbank

If you are able to help, please drop off items in the container in Tesco at Carlton Square, or at the food bank based at the Main Street Methodist Church on Carlton Hill from 12pm-2.30pm on Tuesdays or Fridays.

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