Probation staff offer food for thought

Barbara Wilson and Cath Sterndale from the Buxton Foodbank accept a donation of food from staff at the probation office, Sally McNicholas, Sarah Langley, Lisa Elliott and Jane Long
Barbara Wilson and Cath Sterndale from the Buxton Foodbank accept a donation of food from staff at the probation office, Sally McNicholas, Sarah Langley, Lisa Elliott and Jane Long

PROBATION staff have served up a treat for High Peak residents who are struggling to make ends meet.

As part of activities being held across the county to raise awareness of National Diversity Week, staff from Derbyshire Probation Trust in Buxton donated a selection of parcels to a food bank run by High Peak Nightstop.

Senior Probation Officer Sarah Langley said: “Through our work with offenders in the local area, we are in regular contact with staff from the food bank and it is an extremely worthwhile and valuable charity.”

Since its introduction in November 2011, the charity has provided local people with over 10,000 meals.

The food bank welcomes non-perishable food items such as rice, pasta, tinned meats, vegetables and soup, ideally with long sell-by dates.

To make a donation, contact Cath Sterndale on 07973 670595, or items can be handed in at the United Reformed Church, Hardwick Square East, Buxton, on Fridays between 4.30pm and 5.30pm.