Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff is to use her office in the former Dewsbury Reporter Building, Wellington Street as a drop-off point for food bank donations.
The MP visited the ‘The Pantry’ food bank at Fusion Housing in Dewsbury last week to learn more about the work they carry out from not just supplying food parcels but also providing housing advice for people all across north Kirklees.
Paula commented afterwards:
“It greatly saddens me that in 2015, the need for food banks in our country is growing exponentially.
“The staff and volunteers at ‘The Pantry’ are simply fantastic and it was great to meet and thank them for their incredible hard work, both supplying food for those in need and offering housing advice.
“I will personally be making regular donations to the food bank and I am delighted to announce that my constituency office will become a drop-off point for food donations.”
Ridhwan Nadat of ‘The Pantry’ food bank said:
“It was great to have Paula here to see first-hand the vital work we are doing to support the most vulnerable in North Kirklees. We are delighted that Paula has offered to use her office as a drop-off point for the food bank and we look forward to working with her. Hopefully, this will also encourage other individuals as well as organisations to do the same”
The MPs office are now accepting donations of food items such as tins of meat, fish and vegetables as well tea, coffee, coffee cereal and toiletries. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 07467 323402.