Many families in Preston will wake up on Easter Sunday without the mountain of chocolate that many expect this weekend.Advertisement
One Preston business has been working to help those families in need.
Electricity North West’s Preston depot have donated more than 100 Easter Eggs to a city food bank.
The Salvation Army in Harrington Street is now well-stocked ahead of the Easter weekend with chocolate treats for families in need.
Staff at the Hartington Road depot of the energy network also donated tinned food, biscuits, cooking sauces, tea, coffee, UHT milk and jams.
Streetworks compliance and co-ordination manager Deborah Marshall said: “I always think about the families and people who miss out over Easter.
“It’s about giving something back, Easter eggs are something we take for granted, but not everybody is able to receive one.
“The children and families will be overjoyed to receive the eggs, I’m delighted with the response from everybody in the team, and these eggs will go a long way to making people smile over the Easter holidays.”
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A spokesman for the Salvation Army food bank said: “Our church and community centre help a lot of people within the Preston community and this generous donation, at such a special time in the Christian calendar, will go a long way in supporting families within the local area and allowing parents to give their children a treat. We are extremely grateful for all the support we receive.”
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