Rotary club team up to help food bank

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Professor Romesh Gupta OBE and Michael McNulty of Leyland Rotary Club making a donation to the food bank at St Mary's RC Church, Leyland, with volunteers Aileen Brown and Odgie Danaan
Photo Neil Cross Professor Romesh Gupta OBE and Michael McNulty of Leyland Rotary Club making a donation to the food bank at St Mary's RC Church, Leyland, with volunteers Aileen Brown and Odgie Danaan
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Leyland Rotary have donated £1000 to the Leyland St Mary’s Church food bank.

President Prof Romesh Gopta and Michael McNulty from the club met with volunteers at St Mary’s RC Parish Church in Broadfield Drive to make the presentation.

Mr Gopta, who has chosen the food bank as the club’s ‘charity of the year’ for his presidential year said he was delighted to offer his support.

He said: “The food bank here is run by the association of local churches. Food parcels can be collected between 10am and 12 noon, Monday – Friday, from St Mary’s Church. “I am particularly impressed by all the hard work of the volunteers coordinating the work of the food bank here within Leyland.

“The Rotary Club of Leyland has, over the years, contributed to the stocks of our local food bank. Food and nutrition is so fundamental to life, health and wellbeing that nobody should go hungry in any part of the world, least of all in a developed country such as ours. Lack of food and appropriate nutrition causes many illnesses that in the long run costs the country enormous resources.

“Lack of food also results in psychological imbalance in those who have the responsibility to feed their near and dear ones.

The Rotary Grace clearly reminds us that no one should want for food or fellowship. That is the reason that I chose the food bank as my ‘Charity of the Year’ during my presidency of the Rotary Club of Leyland.

“I am delighted, on behalf of the Rotary Club of Leyland to present £1,000 to the Leyland Food Bank, as a contribution to support their essential work.”