Still time to back vital appeal to help hungry Rotherham families

By Michael Upton | 06/12/2017

Still time to back vital appeal to help hungry Rotherham families

OUR foodbank box is filling up — but there is still plenty of food for donations.

The box at our Howard Street office is one of 16 which have been distributed around Rotherham.

Rotherham’s Food for People in Crisis (FiC) Partnership is asking Rotherham residents and businesses to help where they can by donating food and toiletries at the donation points dotted throughout the borough.

You can also make a cash donation to the appeal, which was launched in a week new figures showed foodbank use in the town was soaring.

Donations go to filling foodbank shelves and ensure families can eat over Christmas and beyond.

Shafiq Hussain, deputy chief executive at Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR) and chairman of the FiC Partnership said the partnership had raised over £3,000 last year, adding: “Every penny is spent on supporting people in crisis in our community.”

You can find our office at 27 Howard Street in the town centre.

Other drop-off points are at Aston, Dinnington, Maltby, Rawmarsh, Swinton and Wickersley Library and Customer Service Centres; Aston Park Fire Station; Dearne, Maltby and Rotherham Fire Stations; Riverside House; Rotherham Town Hall; The Lifewise Centre in Hellaby; Voluntary Action Rotherham at Coke Hill, Rotherham, Wath Community Library.

To request a donation box to collect donations at your workplace or event, call Andrea Cox on 01709 829821 or email

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