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10/08/2018
Council Donates Meals to City Foodbank

City of Wolverhampton Council has donated 100 ready meals to help a city foodbank.

The council handed over the boxes of surplus frozen meals from its Meals on Wheels service to The Well which is based on Wulfrun Trading Estate, off Stafford Road, and operates across Wolverhampton.

Donated dishes include pasta in Bolognese sauce, lamb and potato curry, fish in white wine sauce and Mediterranean chicken. The Well supports people in financial crisis who cannot afford to feed themselves or their families by providing emergency food parcels and toiletries.

Councillor Peter Bilson, deputy leader of City of Wolverhampton Council, said:

“We wanted to donate these surplus meals from our Meals on Wheels service to ensure families in need could benefit from them while they are still in date and perfectly edible. There are some really tasty options and The Well will ensure they go to families who most need them. Unfortunately, in this day and age, the people who need assistance from foodbanks does not just extend to those who are out of work and on benefits, but also to low income families. I am very pleased that the council has been able to make this donation to help them. The Well relies on donations from generous Wolverhampton residents, businesses and organisations to keep going.”

Gary Price, project manager at The Well, said:

We’re feeding about 8,000 people a year across Wolverhampton, Bilston and Wednesfield. This frozen food donated by the council will be a great help to us. Many of our service users only have access to limited cooking equipment, so the ready meals will provide a tasty, nutritious dinner for them.”

The Well relies on donations however big or small.

Take a look at this video which accompanies this story:



To find out how to donate or how to get help from The Well please visit: www.thewellwolverhampton.co.uk

To find out more about Meals on Wheels in Wolverhampton visit: www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/mealsonwheels

Photo Cap: (Left to Right) Gary Price, project manager at the The Well Foodbank accepts a donation of 100 ready meals from Manni Uppal, City of Wolverhampton Council Meals on Wheels driver and deputy council leader Cllr Peter Bilson.

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Issued by the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Corporate Communications Team.

For more information, please call 01902 555439.

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