Foodbank shortlisted for award

ROTHERHAM Foodbank has the chance to win £3,000 after being shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014.

The Hope Centre Foodbank project, on Grove Road, has issued 770 emergency food parcels this year to help more than 1,400 people, including 430 children, and was recently forced to overcome a devastating burglary.

The food is donated by members of the public and groups and distributed by vouchers obtained from places like the Citizens’ Advice Bureau.

Foodbank manager Pastor Danny Miller said: “It would make a huge difference and help us to continue helping people in need in the town.

“We would be able to improve the refreshment facilities for people using the Foodbank and also buy other items the Foodbank needs.”

The Lloyds fund was set up to help ventures having a positive impact on communities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Members of the public can vote for their preferred community group online, by text or Twitter, or in a branch of Lloyds Bank.

The good cause that receives the most votes in each community will receive an award of £3,000, with others given £2,000, £1,000 or £500, depending on the votes cast.

To vote for the foodbank, text VOTE RHR to 61119, charged at standard message rates or visit

You can also vote in person at the branch on Wellgate before the deadline on October 10.