Guides help out with food bank donations

Nikki Hart

Nikki Hart

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Girl Guides have been helping ensure others do not go hungry.

Members of the 4th Blackpool St Mary’s Guides took part in packing a food parcel with Blackpool Food Partnership which distributes essentials to people and families who are struggling to feed themselves.

We’re are able to redistribute it to hostels, children’s centres and community centres

The guides, who also collected food to donate, decided to support the initiative after hearing people go hungry for many reasons beyond their control including loss of a job, illness or coming out of hospital.

Nikki Hart, who manages the Food Partnership, said: “We receive bulk items of food that would otherwise have gone into landfill.

“We’re are able to redistribute it to hostels, children’s centres and community centres.”

Blackpool Food Partnership is made up several agencies which link up to tackle food poverty, and work together with the Discretionary Support Team at Blackpool Council to ensure vulnerable people get the right support to prevent a crisis happening again.

Residents can help combat hunger in Blackpool by donating food at collection trolleys in supermarkets.