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Seventh food bank opens its doors

By ashley ball, Wombwell/Dearne Reporter Friday 18th July 2014

DARFIELD was identified as a natural choice to base the seventh food bank in Barnsley.

Based at the Wesley Church on Barnsley Road, the food bank opened its doors to the needy on Tuesday.

The bank is being run by volunteers from the three churches in Darfield and is a branch of the Barnsley Food Bank Partnership.

Rev Mick Neal stressed the food bank will act as a short-term solution for people and families that are struggling.

"I think in all cases the people that go to food banks are desperate," he said.

"A food bank is to help somebody through a crisis and they can find themselves in one for all sorts of reasons."

A food bank is already based at the Salvation Army in Wombwell but Darfield was viewed by the Barnsley Food Bank partnership as another area in need.

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Posted by Georgina Beeley I Mon 21st Jul 2014 at 6:32pm

To donate food to the food bank do we take it to the location that is stated??

Posted by Loz I Mon 21st Jul 2014 at 7:10pm

I'd like to volunteer at this foodbank..please e mail me if you need anyone.