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North East Derbyshire council urge residents to donate to local foodbanks

Rykneld Homes is working closely with Martin Thacker MBE, Leader of North East Derbyshire District Council, to set up food donation points at locations across the district.

The council are inviting members of the public to donate suitable items of food that can be delivered to the most vulnerable people – including those who may not be able to do their own shopping because they have been asked by the government to self-isolate.

The authority says local foodbanks are also running very short of supplies which could affect vulnerable people in our area.

Donations will be delivered by staff from the Council, Rykneld Homes and a team of volunteers.

People can drop off supplies at the locations and designated times below.

Monday – Wingerworth Parish Hall – 12 – 2pm
Tuesday – Stonebroom Pavillion – 12 – 2pm
Wednesday – Ashover Parish Hall – 12 – 2pm
Thursdays - Eckington Civic Centre - 12 – 2pm
Fridays – Dronfield Leisure Centre - 12 – 2pm

Suitable items include:

 Tinned items:

  • Soup
  • Meat (hotdogs/meatballs/casseroles/curries)
  • Spaghetti
  • Beans
  • Vegetables (peas/carrots/sweet corn)
  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Fish (tuna preferable but any is fine)
  • Fruit

Jars:

  • Pasta sauce
  • Curry

Other items:

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Long life milk
  • Sugar
  • Long life juice concentrate
  • Low sugar squash cordial
  • Powdered mashed potatoes
  • Margarine

Non food (note only one food bank asked for these):

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Washing powder
  • Washing liquid

Dry packets:

  • Rice and pasta 

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