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Residents call on town’s food bank

MP Yvette Cooper with visiting food bank in Knottingley,  David Pickles, Carol Cain, Janet Burns and Marie Slater. (P602a402)

MP Yvette Cooper with visiting food bank in Knottingley, David Pickles, Carol Cain, Janet Burns and Marie Slater. (P602a402)

More than 100 cash-strapped residents in Knottingley have called on the help of the town’s new food bank since it opened two months ago.

The food bank, at the Elim Pentecostal Church on Tithe Barn Road, is open twice a week and gives out emergency food parcels to people assessed as being in ‘crisis.’

Families are referred to the facility by doctors, housing workers, children’s centres, schools and social workers.

Yvette Cooper, Pontefract and Castleford MP, visited the food bank on Friday.

She said: “The work the Knottingley volunteers are doing is vital.

“Too many people are now going hungry because of the government’s cost of living crisis.

“I hope people will keep on supporting the food banks because they are doing a brilliant job.”

The food bank needs more donations and volunteers.

If you can help or for more information call Janet Burns, project leader at the food bank, on 01977 676673.

 

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