Tenant group boosts Tamworth Foodbank with more donations

Tuesday, 17th June 2014

Kind-hearted sheltered housing tenants in Tamworth have given a boost to Tamworth’s Foodbank with a large donation of food and toiletries – for the second time this year

Members of Seniors United – a group of tenants living in Tamworth’s 11 sheltered housing schemes who meet together six times a year to discuss housing issues and socialise – have just handed over eight large bags of non-perishable food and five large bags of toiletries to Rev Stephen Jonathan, the co-ordinator of the Tamworth Foodbank.

Tamworth Foodbank

Tamworth Food Bank is run by the Trussell Trust

The much-needed items were all donated by scheme residents, families and friends.  The majority came this time from Cheatle Court, Glenfield and Thomas Hardy Court.

The collection, which was organised by Tamworth Borough Council’s Tenant Involvement team, is the second this year and will remain ongoing.

Seniors United members Gwen Palser and Brenda Greenhalf went along to the Manna House in Glascote to hand over the donation to the Tamworth Foodbank.

 

Gwen said:

“I am so glad that we went there, as it was really good to see where the food goes and to meet some of the people who need it.”

Cabinet member for Housing, Cllr Michael Greatorex, said: “It makes me very proud to see that so many of our sheltered accommodation tenants, their families and friends, are doing something to help people in need.”

 

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