Food bank decade is marked with a tin top can-paign


A charity that feeds hundreds of hungry people all over Milton Keynes has come up with a ‘can-paign’ with a difference to celebrate its tenth birthday.

The MK Food Bank will mark the end of its first decade – known as a tin anniversary – by asking people to write messages on donated cans.

The tin top words can be uploaded on the food bank’s Facebook page with the best chosen for their website.

People can drop off cans and other non-perishable food items such as pasta, rice, cereals and long life milk at collection points all over the city.

These include Asda in Bletchley, Tesco at Kingston and Wolverton, Morrisons in Westcroft, Milton Keynes Christian Centre in Oldbrook and CMK’s Church of Christ the Cornerstone.

Over the decade, the food bank has handed out more than 500,000 tins to needy people in MK.

The charity’s project manager John Marshall said: “The food bank works alongside professional care agencies such as CAB, social services, and family centres.

“This way we are able to provide emergency food to those who would otherwise go hungry.”

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