Incredible, fantastic, outstanding, unbelievable — they are just a few of the words I can think of to describe you, our readers, who have helped to make our Feed Our Familes campaign a huge success.
Thanks to you, the food cupboards of hundreds of local families will look a bit more full over the Christmas holidays by virtue of your generous donations.
We linked up with the Arena food bank in Ilkeston just a few short weeks ago to ask you for help in boosting local larders.
The response was nothing short of incredible.
Food started to fill our office on Heanor Road, organisations such as the local library and Citizens’ Advice Bureau, as well as businesses and Ilkeston FC, got on board.
We have now delivered truckloads of food to the food bank and it has already been distributed to local families to help them put food on the table at Christmas.
Those who have supported our efforts — and the dedicated volunteers at the Arena — truly embody the Christmas spirt and we salute you.