Andrew Mitchell visits Sutton Coldfield supported food bank in Erdington following pre Christmas support at Tesco New Oscott
Sutton’s MP has visited the food bank at Erdington Six Ways Baptist Church at the invitation of its Minister, Gerard Goshawk. Andrew met with users of the food bank, along with volunteers and Church leaders.
Andrew Mitchell visited the Food Bank following the success of Food Bank collections at Tesco New Oscott in the run up to Christmas. Andrew Mitchell and Town Councillor Louise Passey both joined staff and volunteers at Tesco before Christmas at their food collection point. The total tonnage collected at Tesco New Oscott this year was more than 4500 tons of food. Louise Passey said “I am proud to see yet another display of the generosity of Suttonians, as well as an excellent example of a large corporation giving back to the local community. The coalition of supporters of this initiative are an impressive group, and such collaboration shows what can be done if there is good will”.
The Foodbank collection point at Tesco was supported, and manned, by volunteers from Tesco, The Wylde Green Rotary Club, Jaguar Landrover, Queensbury Special School and the Perry Barr Fire Service.
On his visit this week to the Six Ways Baptist Church Andrew Mitchell saw at first hand the impact of Royal Sutton’s generosity across the constituency border.
Volunteers at the Trussell Trust affiliated Food Bank thanked Suttonians for the support they received from Sutton Coldfield residents and businesses, particularly during the festive period, which always sees a spike in usage at the Food Bank.
Andrew Mitchell said “I would like to pay tribute to the effectiveness of the support the Food Bank volunteers are delivering to those in need, as well as to my constituents who so generously support the good work that is being done here”