Matlock Town Council supports foodbank

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The town council is getting involved to help feed hungry families in Matlock during wintertime.

Matlock Town Council is now receiving donations for the town’s Jigsaw Foodbank at Imperial Rooms, in Imperial Road.

Around 50 families in the Matlock area are supported by The Jigsaw Foodbank project, which always welcomes contributions.

Items that can be donated include any kind of dried or tinned foods such as milk (UHT or powdered), sugar, fruit juice (carton), soup, pasta sauces, sponge puddings (tinned), custard (packet or tinned), tinned fruit or vegetables, cereals, tinned meat or fish, jam, snacks or biscuits, instant mashed potato, pastas and rice.

Councillors voted unanimously to set up a collection point at their meeting on Monday.

Councillor David Barker, the Mayor of Matlock, said: “Matlock Town Council are pleased to be able to support this important project which is, unfortunately, a necessity for a growing number of local families.

“During the lead up to Christmas I hope everyone who can donate even one item to the foodbank each week will do so, it will make a huge difference to this very valuable work carried out by dedicated volunteers.”

The foodbank collection point is at Matlock Town Council reception, The Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, between 9.30am and 2.30pm Monday to Friday.

For more information on the foodbank collection point at Matlock Town Council, call them on 01629 583042 or visit www.matlock.gov.uk.

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Jigsaw Foodbank is based in Olde English Road, Matlock, and is run by Church in the Peak.