Donations needed for local foodbank

PEOPLE living in Denton have the chance to help out others by donating to a foodbank based in Haughton Green.

The facility at St Mary’s church in Haughton Green was the first to open in Tameside and demand is growing as families find themselves in need.

However, there is still the need for more to make up the food parcels that are given out every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Currently, it says it needs tinned fruit, tinned pies, tinned curry/chilli/stew, tinned rice pudding, tinned spaghetti, tinned fish, tinned vegetables, tinned ham/corned beef, tinned or instant potatoes.

It also needs long life milk, sugar, coffee, jars of pasta and curry/casserole sauce as well as toilet roll and nappies size four, five and six.

Last Christmas alone it helped more than 240 families and the number does not look likely to go down.

Bakers Greggs donate bread every week, otherwise all the food is donated by the public or churches in the area.

Donations can be made at St Mary’s Church on Meadow Lane in Haughton Green on a Tuesday between 4pm and 5pm, Wednesday between 3pm and 4pm or Friday between 11.15am and 12.15pm.

Food can also be left at Sainsbury’s or Morrisons in Denton, The Co-op at Haughton Green and a number of other shops, community buildings and churches.

• Anyone in crisis and in need of a referral or have any other queries can contact the food bank on 07964 994008 or e-mail totc1968@gmail.com

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