Trolley dash helps town food bank

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A food bank in Pontefract has been given a festive boost by a property developer.

Rippon Homes’ sales advisor Norma Houlbrook and field sales manager Brian Cripps collected the food during a trolley dash at Pontefract’s Morrisons supermarket.

They ran around the store collecting food products including cereals and tinned goods, which will boost supplies at the Central Methodist Church food bank for the Christmas period.

Frank Sheard, food bank manager, said: “Many thanks to Rippon Homes – this is a fantastic collection and it will help us to get through Christmas and through the winter, sharing the food with people who are literally desperate.”

Ian Dyke, managing director of Rippon Homes, which is building new homes at The Priory, off Ferrybridge Road in Pontefract, said: “We are always looking for opportunities to support the communities in which we build our new homes, so we were delighted to team up with the food bank to do the trolley dash.

“The trolley dash was good fun for everyone involved and we’re very pleased to give our backing to the food bank – it is an important cause which provides invaluable support to people who really need it.”

Pontefract Food Bank is looking for donations of goods including soup, tinned meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, rice, pasta and cereals.

A full list of items which can be donated is available to download at