How this new scheme is helping stock Preston’s food banks

Posted on - 18th December, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, Charities, Penwortham, Preston News
The collection from Iceland staff and customers
Kirsty Higginson, owner of Left in Preston, receives the collection from Iceland staff and customers

A new scheme has tapped into the generosity of Prestonians to collect food bank donations from around the city.


Left in Preston launched the appeal to help stock Preston’s food banks over the Christmas period.

Collection points were set up at Lime Bar Lounge in Penwortham, Tranquility Nail and Beauty in Longton, Ingol Social Club, Iceland in the city centre, and Bamber Bridge Football Club.

Read more: Preston Christmas present appeal sets new record for donations

The scheme asked for long dated food in tins and packets, plus toiletries, Christmas crackers and advent calendars.

So far Left in Preston has made drop offs at The Foxton Centre, Penwortham Food Bank and The Salvation Army Food Bank.

This collection was donated to Penwortham Food Bank
This collection was donated to Penwortham Food Bank

A statement from Left in Preston, which is a website showcasing Preston’s creative talent, said: “Left in Preston’s main ambition has always been to generate a real community spirit and following throughout the Preston area.

“We want to provide help and support to anyone struggling – life can be stressful at the best of times but with Christmas fast approaching our worries can spiral out of control.

“Many families in Preston feel the pressure more so over the Christmas period and we would like to reach out to the members of the public to ask for a little help in making someone else’s life a little better.”

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Find out more on Left in Preston’s website or follow them on Facebook.

Did you donate to the Left in Preston food bank scheme? Let us know in the comments below.

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