Rotary club supports food bank with £600 donation

The Rotary Club of Richmond has handed over a £600 donation to the StoreHouse food bank.

Peter Heslop, StoreHouse community project manager for StoreHouse, which is based in the Influence Church in Richmond, recently gave a talk to the club.

He explained how Storehouse routinely provided food parcels for around 60 people a week who were not able to provide adequately for themselves or their immediate family.

Peter said: “Demand for support from our foodbank has increased recently and we expect it to continue to increase.

“We have been providing a service in Richmond for ten years now and there is no doubt that the success of StoreHouse is a tribute to the generosity of Richmond people.”

Before presenting Peter with a cheque for £600, Rotary president Emma Fulton said: “We recognise the important role that foodbanks play in the lives of so many people from all walks of life and we are delighted that Rotary is able to support this vital local service.”