Food for thought in book’s humorous take on Yorkshire

A FOODBANK could be in line for a much needed windfall thanks to the publishers of a light-hearted look at God’s Own Country.

Food distribution hub Food Aware will net £1 from each sale of humorous book Forgotten Yorkshire to support Mexborough Foodbank.

It is part of an initiative by publishing firm Tripe Marketing Board, which has pledged to support a network of foodbanks in South Yorkshire.

The parody book by Dr Eric K Shipley is available on Amazon for 99p (its usual RRP is £10) but publishers are receiving full royalties for each copy sold and £2 for each copy will be shared between Food Aware and The Welcome Centre/Foodbank in Huddersfield.

You can get a copy of Forgotten Yorkshire for a song at

Foodbank manager Sean Gibbons said the foodbank was coming under increasing demand but had been helped by donations from the likes of Dearne Valley Fit Mums and Slimming World Mexborough.

A Fitmums spokeperson said supporting the foodbank was a tradition started by member Kerry Coplestone in 2020, adding: “This is our third year collecting and a lovely way to give back to the community in which we run.”


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