Food bank donations flood into Stourbridge building society

Halesowen News: (L-R) Yorkshire Building Society Stourbridge manager Kulvinder Kullar, with staff Claire Burton, Laura Windmill, Maxine Fowkes and Joshua Watchorn and donations for the Black Country Food Bank. (L-R) Yorkshire Building Society Stourbridge manager Kulvinder Kullar, with staff Claire Burton, Laura Windmill, Maxine Fowkes and Joshua Watchorn and donations for the Black Country Food Bank.

A STOURBRIDGE building society has been inundated with donations from kindhearted residents after it was named as a drop off point for a local food bank.

Yorkshire Building Society, High Street, collects non-perishable items for the Black Country Food Bank which gives families in crisis food for three days until a longer-term solution is found.

To date more than 120 items have been collected, including tins, pasta and dried foods.

Kulvinder Kullar, the Society’s Stourbridge branch manager, said: “We’re committed to supporting local residents in need and are delighted to be a drop off point.

“We’ve had a great response from many of our kind customers so far, and would like to encourage anyone, whether customers of our branch or not, to pop in and donate what they can to help people in our local area.”

Society colleagues have visited the food bank at St Johns Church in Stourbridge to drop off the donations, but a dedicated food collection box will remain in the branch.

Pat Johnson of Black Country Food Bank, said: “Convenient drop off points such as the Yorkshire’s, are a great way of making it easier for people who really want to help, but might be pushed for time.

“We’re really pleased the society has got behind the initiative and would like to thank its customers who have donated what they can so far.

“It really does make a difference to those who need it most.”

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