Tuesday, 10 November 2015

S9 Food Bank Appeal

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the S9 Food Bank Appeal on Saturday. We had a great response from local residents and volunteers from across Sheffield.
Local residents making a food donation

Councillor Iqbal helped us plan for the day and came to lend a hand
Local taxi drivers gave us their support
The African Women's Help Group donated food
Thank you to Orchid Hair and Beauty, the African Women's Health Group, S9 Communication, Darnall Post Office, Sheffield Muslim Community Forum, Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Sheffield Taxi Drivers, Sheffield Asian Media Forum, Darnall Forum and its Community Organisers, BBC Radio Sheffield, Sheffield University, Bangla Bazaar and most of all the volunteers who helped out today. Without you guys it would have never been possible. 

The food was donated to the Living Waters Christian fellowship and we raised £431 on the day! 

Of course, we are still collecting. Donations can be dropped off at Darnall Forum or Darnall Post Office.

Some people like to carp, and criticise us because the majority of the people we work with are of South Asian heritage. They seem to think this is unfair, even though people from South Asian cultures and backgrounds are in the majority.

How refreshing it is, then, to see generous people from all the different communities in Darnall coming together to support a good cause, and to see Christian and Muslim organisations and volunteers working together to help those most in need.

Sylvia Hamilton from Living Waters Christian Fellowship, which acts as the local collection and distribution point for the Burngreave Food Bank, said, "Thank you so much for supporting the Food bank in Darnall with a collection of food.  Zahira and all the volunteers, you were absolutely brilliant in the way you organised the event and got involved.   The result was awesome in spite of the weather. I hope you all get chance to have a rest and recover. Keep up the good work!"

2 comments:

Carly A Roberts said...

Where does this event take place and where is the £431 going?

Darnall Forum said...

This event happened on Saturday 7 November but we are collecting food and groceries every day and other collections are planned across Sheffield. Watch this space. The £431 was used to buy groceries requested by the Burngreave Food Bank and its outreach centre at Living Waters in Darnall. I think we did say that!