VOLUNTEERS at Droitwich Spa Foodbank were delighted with the response to their 40p for 40 days campaign which raised £1,275.
Launched as a way to mark Lent, the drive asked people to set aside 40p every day for six weeks to donate to the cause which helps people unable to feed themselves.
The campaign aimed to highlight the fact people who have to use the foodbank often have no choice about when they fast because they simply have no food.
Local boy Edward Atkins, has been given a special thanks, for spending his Lent raising money doing chores which he then donated to the foodbank that is run by the Trussell Trust.
Elizabeth Moore spent three days living on the equivalent of one food parcel and wrote a diary about her experience.
David Stanbury, the project leader, said: “This is another really amazing response.
“The work of the Droitwich Spa Foodbank will be greatly helped by this.
“Local generosity enables us to provide food for local people in crisis – but there are financial running costs that it is equally important for us to meet and this sum of money will go a long way towards doing that.”
Visit http://droitwichspa.foodbank.org.uk/ to read about Elizabeth’s experiences.