Schools and churches helping Glossopdale food bankShelves at Glossopdale food bank Bare Necessities are getting packed with badly needed supplies thanks to local churches and schools.

Donations from Harvest festival services means more families in need can be fed.

But with more and more people relying on its services, the four- year-old food bank is looking for help in the run up to Christmas.

Charlotte Mendes-Kelly, Bare Necessities’ co-ordinator, said: “We really appreciate the generosity of local people during the Harvest Festival this year and to all those who have been able to donate food at our donation points.

“The need for emergency food is still with us and this increases significantly during the winter months and as Christmas approaches.

“People who are experiencing difficulties often have to choose between ‘heating or eating’.”

One school coming up with the goods was Dinting Primary.

Rob Heeley, associate priest at Holy Trinity Church, Dinting, said: “Children at Dinting Primary School and our church congregation were very happy to make a Harvest donation to Bare Necessities and we understand how difficult it must be to buy food when times are really hard.”

For more information about how to donate and/or to volunteer some time to Bare Necessities, contact Charlotte on (01457) 852153.