A foodbank which is feeding up to 100 people each week is in urgent need of a storage area.Advertisement
LUV Preston takes place each Tuesday evening at St Wilfred’s Community Centre in Chapel Street between Fishergate and Winckley Square.
Operated by volunteers for the last 13 years it runs a pop-up soup kitchen and foodbank.
Volunteer Luke Parkinson said: “Each week we serve a nutritious and wholesome meal as well as cakes, snacks and sandwiches all at no cost to those who attend.
“We have a dedicated team of local volunteers ranging in age from 17-70 who run the drop-in and spend time serving, chatting with and befriending those that attend. We also offer referrals for our food bank and provide advice and support sign, posting people to the help they need.
“We need more food and toiletries donated and we are desperately looking for a free storage facility in Preston.
“At the moment we have to store the food inside a volunteer’s garage which is not ideal.”
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One homeless man in the city who uses the service said: “Luv Preston gives me a meal, clothes and a sleeping bag.”
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Anyone who can help with the storage facility, or who wants to make donations can contact firstname.lastname@example.org