For the last three years, local councillors in Eccles have been collecting donations for local food banks by organising Eccles Giving Day which this year falls on Saturday 12th December.
In the run up to the day, the three councillors – Peter Wheeler, Michael Wheeler and Lisa Stone - will be leafleting constituents asking them to donate items, and to contact them and arrange a pick up on the morning of the 12th.
The Mustard Tree, based in Eccles Precinct, states that requests for help from its food bank have shot up over the last year.
"It's just wrong that in this day and age people have to rely on food banks to feed their families but getting angry doesn't alter the fact that without them many local families would go hungry" says Councillor Peter Wheeler "Please support this effort to help local people."
Eccles Giving Day
Saturday December 12th
Contact the councillors:
Peter Wheeler: 07880 790182 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Stone: 07866 542425 e-mail: email@example.com
Michael Wheeler: 07926 691181 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
They will also be collecting outside Eccles branches of Morrisons and Tesco