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Company steps into help Warrington Food Bank
4:00pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
THE growing demand for help from Warrington Foodbank has seen the group reach out for help to store their increasing supplies.
And Big Storage, on Manchester Road, has lept to the group’s aid to offer them extra storage space for the vital food and toiletries in demand from families across the borough.
Mark Appleton, sales manager at Big Storage, said: “We have been involved with the foodbank before when we donated 100 boxes to them for collecting their food.
“They came to us a couple of weeks ago because they had a warehouse that was rammed and had an agreement for a collection with Asda but without any extra storage space they would have had to turn it away.
“But that food is vital for the group.
“We like to get involved in the community as much as possible and we said we would give them this space for as long as they need it to get the food out.”
The foodbank, which launched in December, has seen the numbers coming for help swell in the past few months with July topping requests and seeing food stocks run low.
And the work of the volunteer-led scheme has struck a chord with the staff at the storage business.
“One of the things that took me back was that a lot of those who use the foodbank are working families,” added Mark. “We are in times where expenditure is going up but wages are stuck. I can relate to that because it seems to be more expensive to buy your weekly shop.”
Waiting on comment from foodbank
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