Homeless donate money to Sheffield food bank

Pastor Danny Miller with the food bank that was ransacked by burglars.
Pastor Danny Miller with the food bank that was ransacked by burglars.
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Homeless people living at a Sheffield charity project have used their own money to step in and help a fellow community organisation that has fallen victim to criminals.

Volunteers at Hope Church food bank in Rotherham are reeling after burglars broke in, vandalised the stock, and stole food supplies.

But when Emmaus Sheffield in the canal basin heard of their plight, people there wanted to help.

“Our formerly homeless companions, many of whom have benefited from food banks in the past, donated their own money to buy items such as soup, beans and dried foods,” said spokeswoman Charley Fedorenko.

“The trustees and staff then also decided to make donations of money and food.

“Now we are hoping the public will step forward too, by bringing donations into our shop in Cadman Street, and we will pass them on.”