Mayor thanks community for Foodbank donation

Limavady Mayor, Alan Robinson with Melanie Gibson, Causeway Foodbank Manger. (DER1601SJ1)

Limavady Mayor, Alan Robinson with Melanie Gibson, Causeway Foodbank Manger. (DER1601SJ1)

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Limavady Mayor, Alan Robinson has thanked the Limavady community for their support in helping to generate a new year’s gift to Causeway Foodbank.

£215 was raised following a collection taken on behalf of the mayor’s chosen charity at the WELB schools’ concert held in the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre each December. The mayor matched the amount raised and, this week, handed over a cheque for £430 on behalf of the people of Limavady.

Plans are currently being developed to establish Limavady’s first food bank. Melanie Gibson from the Causeway Foodbank said the idea arose during summer talks with local churches.

A project group is currently working to set up the food bank.

“We hope to launch the Limavady food bank in the springtime, potentially Easter,” explained Melanie. “We have developed three distribution centres in Coleraine, Ballycastle and Portstewart. Limavady will be the fourth. It will be the first food bank in Limavady other than the emergency provision from St Vincent de Paul and The Salvation Army. It will really give local churches and groups the opportunity to come together. It’s really about community helping community, and that’s amazing.”

Anyone with information can contact Melanie on 028 7032 6161 or email info@causeway.foodbank.org.uk