Opticians puts foodbank in the frame
An Ilkeston opticians has been bowled over with donations to support the Arena Community Foodbank.
Specsavers on Bath Street in Ilkeston asked customers to drop off non-perishable items in store, which, together with donations from the store’s colleagues, will be distributed to local families in need on behalf of Arena Community Foodbank.
‘We want to say a big thank you to everyone who made a donation,’ comments Specsavers Ilkeston store manager, Chris Costa. ‘We know that the cost of living crisis is impacting so many of us, so to still receive so many donations was especially heart-warming.’
Arena Community Foodbank is based at the Community Hub on Belfield Street, Ilkeston. It is open every Tuesday and Friday 12pm-2pm serving hot food and drinks, and providing a safe place for people to sit and chat. It also provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. Visit https://www.arenacommunity.co.uk/ to find out more.