Workers donate a mountain of food

Food Bank: Corby: RS Components donating food to Corby Food Bank 'l-r Barbara Brydon, Jacki Icke, Debbie Mapson, Katie Larkin, Amanda Crosby. 'Wednesday 27th June 2012
Food Bank: Corby: RS Components donating food to Corby Food Bank 'l-r Barbara Brydon, Jacki Icke, Debbie Mapson, Katie Larkin, Amanda Crosby. 'Wednesday 27th June 2012

Workers at a Corby company donated a mini mountain of food when they were asked to support struggling families in the town.

Employees at RS Components, in Birchington Road, collected 88 kilos of non-perishable food for Corby Food Bank.

The collection was instigated by RS employee Debbie Mapson who got the idea from St Michael’s Church in Great Oakley. The church is already taking part in the food bank scheme and encouraged Debbie to get RS involved.

She said: “We were overwhelmed by the amount of food donated over a few days. Staff have given generously to help those less fortunate than themselves after being moved by the need for such a scheme.

“In fact, the response has been so positive that we plan to run the appeal at RS every three months.”

Corby Food Bank was launched earlier this year and its aim is to provide essentials to people in crisis. People are referred to the scheme by agencies in the town and receive vouchers which can be exchanged for a three-day supply of food. For information visit www.corby.foodbank.org.uk