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|Title:||Food for thought this Christmas|
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Doncaster Council has been supporting those who might find themselves short of food this week by collecting staple items for Christmas
Council staff donated 23 carrier bags worth of goods, including everything from pasta, rice, tinned meat, tinned veg, tinned tomatoes, tea bags, soup, cereals and toothpaste.
All the food donated has gone to the M25 housing group to be turned into food parcels to help those who are struggling to put food on the table at the festive season. Some was also donate to those who are moving from M25 premises into independent living, where volunteers have put together a ‘moving in pack’ helping them to get settled
Wheatley library volunteers are also running an on-going collection within the library so people can continue to donate to this great cause.
Cllr Pat Knight said ‘It is so important that people have food on the tables, especially at this time of the year, and our staff and volunteers have done a fantastic job pulling together this scheme.’
The M25 Housing and Support Group is a charity that has worked in Doncaster since 1994, providing essential services to some of Doncaster’s most vulnerable residents. The group started through volunteers and now employ over 40 workers. The charity’s mission statement is ‘To prevent homelessness and relieve, support, and assist homeless persons in the Doncaster District and surrounding area by providing accommodation either directly or by any other charitable means as shall from time to time be deemed necessary.’
Anyone who wants to donate further items can give direct to M25 at any of their sites at Pillar House, South Parade, Wharf House, Wharf Road or College Road.
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