Resort foodbank sets up new donation service

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Ajoint project between a double glazing business and the Salvation Army aims to provide food for the needy.

Owners of Plastech on White Lund, Bob and Michelle Tyers, and the local branch of the Salvation Army, will be working together to collect food parcels at the double glazing business.

The parcels will then be given to the Salvation Army for distribution in the district.

Plastech will also collect food on behalf of customers.

Bob Tyers from Plastech said: “We are a community company that employs people from the community in Lancaster and Morecambe.

“It’s something my wife and Michelle and I talked about before. It’s hard times with the recession and our business has been allowed to survive because local people keep on coming back.

“Life’s a two way deal. We’ve already had success with previous community projects, including sponsoring kit for Lancaster City Youth team and raising money to turn Brookhouse old scout hut into a full-time youth facility. We want to work with the community on a local level.”

Captain Mark Spencer Arneaud from the Salvation Army said: “In this current economic climate there is such a huge demand on our services and we always need supplies of food.

“This is a new collaboration and if the community is willing to work with us, that is great.”

Anyone wishing to donate food parcels can pop into Plastech Windows, Unit 5-9 Woodgate Park, Newgate, White Lund Industrial Estate.

For more information call Bob or Michelle on 01524 849170 .