What can you give to help feed Ilkeston?

A food bank, which has handed out £30,000 of donated food to Ilkeston’s most needy residents has issued a rallying call to the town.

Set up by the Arena Church in 2010, volunteers have said there has been an alarming upsurge in demand from townsfolk struggling in recent months.

The 20-strong team of volunteers at the Rutland Street church are struggling to keep up with the ever-growing numbers of people asking for help.

So this week the Ilkeston Advertiser has joined forces with the Arena Food Bank as our offices become the first drop-off point outside of the church.