Sweet tooth sponsors Doncaster food bank

DSC_0045-300x198Staff at NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have donated £75 worth of goods to the People Focused Group (PFG) Foodbank, using proceeds from the organisation’s tuck shop.

Nestled amongst the open-office environment of the CCG, the ad-hoc stall is a paradise for members of staff seeking a Crunchie or fizzy drink to help them get through the day.

Run by entrepreneurial duo, Karl Roberts, Support Manager, and Heather Akroyd, Support Officer, the shop is entirely self-funding and all profits are periodically donated to a selected local charity.

Having raised over £70, this month’s proceeds bought: soup, beans, ravioli, chopped tomatoes, spaghetti, beans and sausages, canned peas, canned carrots, pasta and a variety of cereals.

Heather said: “There is a small ‘tuck shop’ at the CCG, of which all profits are donated to local charities.  Each month a new charity is nominated, and this month we received a suggestion to provide food produce to the PFG’s Foodbank.

“We thought this was a brilliant idea, as we work closely with the PFG, and know how helpful food banks can be to many people within Doncaster. I’d like to thank staff and visitors for their continued sweet tooth which enables us to help our local community!”

The PFG Foodbank at Intake is open every Friday between 11am and 1pm and helps to support disadvantaged people in the borough. All donations of tinned or packet food are welcome.

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