Food Bank set to reap rewards from Sport Relief and MK Food Awards connections

Asda is one of the organisations backing Food Bank
Asda is one of the organisations backing Food Bank

PILES of food are still being counted after the city’s mammoth effort during MK Food Bank’s Big Little Give Week.

Hopes are still high that the charity – adopted as the Citizen’s good cause for the year – has reached its target of 50,000 items.

All these donations have this week been moved to storage provided for free by Lance Haggith of Sports Traider.

More is still coming in as many organisations combined their Sport Relief collection with a Food Bank collection.

Manager Sue Wall said: “Sorting the food donations is a massive task as to ensure that we use the food in the right date order we firstly have to check the Best Before date of all the items.”

Meanwhile the charity was this week promised another boost – from the prestigious MK Food and Leisure Awards.

The winners of the awards for the city’s best eating and leisure spots will be announced at a gala event in May.

During the evening there will be a giant raffle – and half the proceeds will go to the MK Food Bank, while the remainder will be donated to MKFM radio station.

> For more information on the Food and Leisure Awards see our special online section on www.miltonkeynes.co.uk