Thousands of meals for needy Dearne families

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Almost 4,000 meals collected at a Wath food bank have gone to help struggling families in the Dearne.

Due to families’ increasing reliance of help from foodbanks, Dearne MP John Healey, is pushing for Tesco to host a permanent food donation point.

The recent drive was part of the supermarket chain’s second National Food Collection, in conjunction with Trussell Trust and Fare Share, to which shoppers donated 3.5 million meals – or 26,000 trolleys of food.

In Wath, 3,835 meals were donated, including a 30 per cent ‘top up’ from Tesco.

Mr Healey said: “The number of people relying on food banks has tripled over 12 months and 500,000 people in Britain are thought to depend on emergency food aid. I’d like to see a permanent drop-off point in store.”