Taking food to hungry families

Pupils at White Spinney school try out food bank box made by pupils from Lord Grey school

Pupils at White Spinney school try out food bank box made by pupils from Lord Grey school

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THE city’s Food Bank is spreading its wings to help even more hungry people with the launch of its new ‘meals on wheels’ service.

The mobile food bank will take food parcels to people who cannot get to any of its drop-in centres.

Initially it will operate once a week, on a Tuesday, when it will spend the morning touring New Bradwell, Stantonbury, Great Linford and Newport Pagnell.

In the afternoon the bank will go to Coffee Hall, Beanhill and Netherfield.

Clients will still need to be referred with a voucher from one of the linked agencies such as social services, Shelter and CAB.

Meanwhile, students from Lord Grey School are doing their bit to help gather donations to make up the food bank parcels.

Year 13 pupils have designed a sturdy collection box to become a mobile food receptacle.

Food Bank organisers are hoping dozens of such boxes can be manufactured and sent out to organisations willing to become official collection points all over the city.