‘Make a stand for our hungry’ plea

Janet Garner and Canon Owen Page in the food store at the Todmorden Food Drop-in, St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Janet Garner and Canon Owen Page in the food store at the Todmorden Food Drop-in, St Mary's Church, Todmorden

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Food bank volunteers are calling on Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker to make a stand for hungry people in the area.

The Todmorden Food Drop-in, based at St Mary’s Church in the town, is aiming to raise awareness of the increasing levels of poverty in the upper Calder Valley and challenge government rhetoric about the issue.

Janet Garner, of the Todmorden Food Drop-in committee, said: “We believe that Craig Whittaker, along with all Members of Parliament, should be presented with the full facts and that people in the local communities should be involved in raising the issues wherever and whenever they can.

 

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