Help put food on peo­ple’s ta­bles

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

The Sal­va­tion Army in Ash­ford is ap­peal­ing for tinned food to help needy peo­ple in the area.

The branch helps put to­gether food parcels to dis­trib­ute in the com­mu­nity but work­ers say their cup­boards are get­ting bare.

Now they are call­ing on Ash­ford res­i­dents to do­nate non­per­ish­able items to the cen­tre over the sum­mer hol­i­days.

Re­tired En­voy Va­lerie Barkley CSM, who has been in­volved with the Sal­va­tion Army since she was 27, said: “We’ve got some empty shelves. It gets quite scary when it get’s this low.

“The last time was just af­ter Easter.”

The branch, which can help feed up to 20 groups a week, has lots of pasta to feed peo­ple but needs pasta sauces.

In par­tic­u­lar, the vol­un­teers are ask­ing for tinned meat and fish, soup, beans, tinned spaghetti, tinned veg­eta­bles and fruit.

Food do­na­tions should be de­liv­ered to the Sal­va­tion Army Hall at 115 Cud­worth Road in South Willes­bor­ough.

The best times for delivery are Mon­day or Fri­day morn­ings.

Please call 07724 146363 to ar­range an ap­point­ment to make a do­na­tion.

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM4863064

Val Barkley is ap­peal­ing for more do­na­tions of tinned pro­duce

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