Drop off your food at town’s library

Ilkeston library drop of point for food bank appeal. Julie Thomas, cllr Paul Smith and Jackie Swepstone.
Ilkeston library drop of point for food bank appeal. Julie Thomas, cllr Paul Smith and Jackie Swepstone.
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Ilkeston Library is the latest place to show support for the ‘Tiser’s Feed Our Families campaign by offeing to be a drop-off point for food donations.

Overlooking Ilkeston Market Place it is easily accessible to people who want to help make sure Ilkeston families have food on the table come this festive season.

Cllr Paul Smith, deputy cabinet member for health and communities at Derbyshire County Council, told the Advertiser: “It’s terrible that food banks are necessary in this day and age but that’s the situation.

“Everyone is feeling the pinch and people really are having to decide between heating their homes, filling up their cars or eating.

“The library is somewhere anyone can come and leave a donation, however big or small.”

Jackie Swepstone, from Ilkeston Library, said: “If we can help than we will.

“We’ve been asked to do our bit and we are more than happy to receive donations to help this worthwhile cause.

“The library is a central point in the community and somewhere that everyone knows so we hope to be taking in plenty of donations.”

Since we launched the campaign last week people have headed down to the Advertiser’s Heanor Road office to drop off tins, jars and boxes.

Editor Martin Hutton said: “The response so far has been brilliant but this really is just the start.

“We want to make a real difference but can only do so with your backing.”

Cllr Smith added: “The fact that the Advertiser’s campaign has already seen support from local residents just goes to show that people are recognising that this is something that needs addressing and really does deserve support.”

Show your backing by making a donation. If you can provide a drop-off point, call us on 0115 9446160.