Chesterfield Slimming World members feed the needy

Franca Yoemans, a Slimming World consultant, has encouraged her  group members to donate to the Living Hope food bank
Franca Yoemans, a Slimming World consultant, has encouraged her group members to donate to the Living Hope food bank

A large donation was made to a Chesterfield food bank after slimming groups got behind the cause.

Franca Yeomans is a Slimming World consultant for various meetings and the idea to help other came back in November.

The 47-year-old said: “We managed to fill 10 plastic boxes full of food which is amazing.

“The work the food bank does helps so many and I didn’t want that to go unnoticed.”

The donation was made to Living Hope at the Abundant Life Church Food Bank, in Tibshelf, Holmewood.

“Christmas is a time when people eat excessively and when there are people who are struggling to make ends meet it seems so silly,” said Franca.

“Wages have dropped and people still feel the need to give presents and sometimes something has to give but it shouldn’t be eating.”

After proposing the idea to members people got behind the idea of feeding those in need.

Franca added: “Bags and bags of food were being brought in, which was fantastic and we collected right the way through till after Christmas.

“All we want to do is make people’s lives a bit easier and we hope our donations will make a difference.”