Bishop Tony Highlights the Importance of Food banks
Posted on the 21st May 2014 in the category News
On Monday 19 May, the Right Reverend Tony Robinson, the Area Bishop for Wakefield, paid an official visit to the Westfield Centre Food Bank at South Elmsall. At the Food Bank he met several members of the committee, representatives from ASDA a valued sponsor, a representative from the South Elmsall Community Facilities Ltd and Fr Robert Hart from S Helen's, Hemsworth. He was informed of how the Food Bank operated and was given an insight into the running and storage of the donated foodstuffs at the centre. Bishop Tony gave encouragement to those who were seeking to relieve the plight of those who are most in need, he also shared from his own experiences of other Food Banks in his Episcopal Areas.
After the visit, Bishop Tony, a Bishop of the Society, said, “Food banks have become a familiar part of the life of many of communities providing emergency food supplies to those who are falling into hard times often as a result of cuts in benefits or sanctions imposed by job centre staff. I am very grateful for the many volunteers from our churches who are involved in this very important work caring for the most vulnerable.”