Team’s thanks for donations to food bank

Children at St Joseph's School with food donated for harvest festival, going to the Tod Food Drop-in. Pictured are Harvey Levene, Janet Garner, David Wisniowski, Phoebe Fielden, Amelka Kowal and Alicia Hartley

Children at St Joseph's School with food donated for harvest festival, going to the Tod Food Drop-in. Pictured are Harvey Levene, Janet Garner, David Wisniowski, Phoebe Fielden, Amelka Kowal and Alicia Hartley

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Members of various groups in the upper Calder Valley are showing their support for a food bank which helps people in need.

Children and staff at St Joseph’s Primary School, Todmorden, have donated lots of items to the Todmorden Food Drop-in, based at St Mary’s Church in the town centre, as part of their harvest celebrations.

And a Hebden Royd town councillor is urging the public to show their support for the initiative.

Maria Cooper, headteacher at St Joseph’s School, said: “As a school community, we wanted to help.

“We are a big family - we look after each other and those in need.

“We support Cafod as an overseas charity and St Joseph’s Penny as a more local charity.

“But we thought we would like to help those nearer to home as well.

“As part of our harvest celebrations, our children said they would like to bring in tins and packets of food to donate to local people who need help.

“The food bank is very much needed in the current economic climate.”

Hebden Royd town councillor Christine Davenport has made a plea to householders and businesses in the upper Calder Valley to make a donation to the food bank.

She said the rising cost of living is making it more difficult for people to cover their expenses.

“It doesn’t have to cost you extra to help the Todmorden food bank,” she said.

“Next time you go shopping and you see the buy one get one free, please could you donate one of the items? It will cost you no extra but you will be helping raise stock for the food bank.”

Jayne Booth, who was involved with setting up the food bank, thanked the school children for their kind donations.

“It’s lovely that the children thought about helping other people who might not be in as fortunate a position as themselves,” she said.

She also thanked Coun Davenport and said any extra support would be welcome.