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Church youngsters donates tonnes of food to the needy
8:00am Monday 6th August 2012 in News
YOUNGSTERS from churches across Dudley borough have given a massive boost to Halesowen Foodbank’s latest campaign.
The One Heart Sound event at Sedgley’s Dormston Mill Theatre was organised by Youth Pastors included live performances from bands with entrance being free in return for donations of food.
The event last month was in aid of the Big Meal Deal which gives children who receive free school dinners, access to meals during the summer holidays.
Wendy Fryatt from Black Country Foodbank said: “We were completely overwhelmed with how much food was collected by young people at the One Heart Sound event.
“We have been proud to support The Big Meal as it has bought together local schools, charities, churches and the local authority.”
She added: “It just goes to show what we can do when the whole community pulls together.”
The youngsters helped deliver 1.7 tonnes of food to the Foodbank’s Little Cornbow headquarters which will feed over 1800 local children during the summer holidays.
To support the Big Meal Deal contact Nicki Burrows at Dudley CVS on 01384 267420.