A bit of Easter joy

With the Easter holidays fast approaching Andrew Pakes, Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Milton Keynes South and long-time friend of Christians on the Left, has joined with Waitrose staff to donate some chocolate eggs for MK Foodbank.

MK Foodbank has reported that demand is up 70 percent compared to this time last year as many families still struggle to make ends meet 

Andrew approached Waitrose to ask for a donation to help ensure the children of parents receiving help from the foodbank did not miss out this Easter. The store donated 100 Easter eggs and Andrew is asking for more donations to ensure every child gets a treat over Easter. 

Andrew commented:

"I would like to thank the partners at Waitrose for their kind donation of Easter Eggs. Many families are still facing a tough time in Milton Keynes and will be relying on help from MK Foodbank to get through the Easter holiday. 

"I am delighted Waitrose have helped kick start the Easter Egg appeal to make sure children whose parents are relying on MK Foodbank also get a treat this holiday season. 

"The foodbank is always looking for donations of food, not just Easter Eggs, so pleased get involved and help make a donation if you can."

You can read more about this story on the MK News website by clicking here.

You can find out how to donate to MK Foodbank by clicking here.

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commented 2014-04-10 12:59:32 +0100 · Flag
Good and necessary giving.. though the hope and power of the resurrection must surely mean that being “all in it together” leads to a much more equal and caring society where food banks are not needed. Maybe even towards the common ownership of the means of production distribution and exchange of Easter eggs.