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600 WORTH OF PROVISIONS COLLECTED IN ECCLES FOR SALFORD FOOD BANKS
 

Star date: 21st July 2018

ECCLES GIVING DAY BRINGS SUPPLIES FOR LOCAL FOOD BANKS

Around 600 worth of food was collected in Eccles town centre today for the local homeless help centres, Mustard Tree and Lancaster House. This was the ninth Eccles Giving Day and local Councillor Peter Wheeler praised the generosity of shoppers who stuffed the collection trolleys.

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Near Morrison's in Eccles town centre today, the ninth Eccles Giving Day brought around 600 worth of provisions donated by shoppers for local food banks at the Mustard Tree and Lancaster House.

"It's something that the Labour Party in Eccles has organised for over five years and I've always found people to be very generous" said local councillor Peter Wheeler "We always say that in a country like Britain you shouldn't need food banks but the reality is that a lot of people depend on them, and without them people will go very short over the summer holidays. We're determined that isn't going to happen."

Half a dozen local Labour Party members joined the appeal, although everyone is invited to help out...

"We put out leaflets and within half an hour stuff starts being donated" explained Councillor Wheeler "We would like to thank everyone who has supported us and dropped things off. It is very much appreciated and it does make a difference..."

Philip Giuseppe Rossi, The Broadwalk ... wrote
at 06:08:01 on 29 July 2018
Salford Lad, you sound like a bitter and cynical Tory type, the type who begrudges the very thought of poor people getting a helping hand. Your attitude is disgraceful. I go into the Mustard Tree where for my soon to be 2.50 I can chose ten items. Some items count as two, some even as three. For your 2.50 you get about twelve pounds worth of food, which is often close to its sell by date. Use your brain Salford Lad, there is no way that anybody could go into a pub with this stuff and make a profit. Just use your brain and stop talking shit.

Salford lad wrote
at 08:29:22 on 28 July 2018
Perhaps it would be useful for Wheeler to have walked into the local pub where several people were selling the food collected for drug money. It is a regular occurrence and shows food banks are a feel good farce for so goiders ands supermarket pr.

Philip Giuseppe Rossi, The Broadwalk ... wrote
at 06:20:56 on 22 July 2018
I just want to thank Councillor Wheeler, the Salford Labour Party and the generous denizens of Eccles. I myself am a member of the Mustard Tree's 2 for ten items food club, and will be going down to get my provisions on either Monday or Wednesday. Thing is, you have to get there early, between ten and eleven, or all the good stuff's gone. I accept that it is a travesty of the natural order that I, and other Salford Citizens are having to do this, but needs must, etc etc ... Times are hard now that I've failed my Work Capability Assessment, and JSA doesn't go far. When I think about what this wicked Tory Government has done, part of me seethes, and part of me despairs ... all that I can say is thank God for Salford Labour, and our beloved Mayor Paul. Thanks Guys. Over and out.

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