City Weight Watchers hand over treats to Food Bank

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Members of Weight Watchers in Milton Keynes have been getting stuck into helping a worthy cause in 2014 by donating their unwanted treats to the city’s Food Bank.

Through the generosity of donations from Weight Watchers members, three shopping trolleys full of treats and essential items were given to Milton Keynes Food Bank, including items donated by the Mayor, Councillor Brian White.

John Marshall, the Food Bank project manager, gratefully received the donations and Mr White paid tribute to the members who have boosted their own weight loss hopes by giving away their unwanted items.

Mr White recalled: “I thought you would never fill this warehouse and now you have a second one to process all the food parcels required for local families in crisis.”

The food parcels contain a three-day supply of essential food required for a family, but the foods which are in short supply are tinned fruit, orange juice and rice pudding.

In 2012, around 9,000 food parcels were given out, but that increased to a staggering 129,000 in 2013, with the value of the food donated worth £139,000 last year.