‘We felt it was needed in the town’

Food Bank cake sale at the Yorkshire bank branch on The Arcade, Hill Top, Knottingley.'Janet Burns with bank manager Terri Ireland.'p303a349
Food Bank cake sale at the Yorkshire bank branch on The Arcade, Hill Top, Knottingley.'Janet Burns with bank manager Terri Ireland.'p303a349
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A cake sale helped to boost funds at a Knottingley food bank set up to help those in crisis.

The food bank, at Elim Pentecostal Church on Tithe Barn Road, opened last month.

It is available twice a week and offers three days’ worth of food to people assessed as being in ‘crisis.’

The group raised £220 from the cake sale, held at Yorkshire Bank in Knottingley, which will help with the cost of running the food bank.

Janet Burns, project leader, said: “The food bank is something we felt was needed in Knottingley and the surrounding area.

“I think it’s just a sign of how hard times are at the moment.”

The food bank is the fourth to open across the Five Towns this year. Similar facilities are also being run by volunteers in Pontefract, Castleford and Featherstone.

Mrs Burns said the food bank needed more donations and more volunteers.If you can help, call her on 01977 676673.