Putting an end to food poverty in Calderdale

Olwen Edwards of One Small Key, and Michael Holdsworth both Sowerby Bridge Rotarians with 3 of the 8 pallets of food donated.
Olwen Edwards of One Small Key, and Michael Holdsworth both Sowerby Bridge Rotarians with 3 of the 8 pallets of food donated.
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Organisations across Calderdale have been on the road to alleviate food poverty in Calderdale.

The Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge has collected 4000 tins of food plus a whopping eight pallets (three tons) more food, with a little help from their friends.

Olwen Edwards of One Small Key developed a plan, involving a number of partner organisations, that has the potential to end food poverty in Calderdale.

A initiative that began over a year ago has been making great strides forward in helping various agencies in Calderdale including the Food Drop-In in Halifax.

Olwen said: “I am delighted to report that on Monday I arranged for the collection and delivery, of a magnificent eight pallets of mostly dried food (rice, and couscous mainly) from an additional new donor.

“I arranged for one pallet of rice to be immediately distributed to the Todmorden Food Bank. Mark Rose of Ye Olde Oak has already donated the meat, an amazing 4000 tins a few weeks ago and now we also have the carbohydrates to go with it. The incredibly generous new donor wishes to remain anonymous. On behalf of Calderdale I say to them, a heartfelt ‘Thank You’.”

Other organisations involved included Voluntary Action Calderdale, Ye Olde Oak Foods Ltd, DHL which delivered the consignment of 4000 Ye Olde Oak tins of chicken and hotdogs to Halifax entirely free of charge and helped to load previous ones at their depot; The Ebenezer food bank, The Food Bank in Todmorden, and several more.