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MPs collect donations for Wolverhampton foodbank

By Thomas Parkes | Bushbury | News | Published:

Two MPs from the West Midlands have teamed up to collect food donations for a Wolverhampton foodbank.

Liam Byrne MP and Emma Reynolds MP, with Des Weekes at Co-op Food

Wolverhampton North East MP Emma Reynolds was joined by Birmingham Hodge Hill MP Liam Byrne to help support The Well foodbank.

The two Labour MPs collected donations at Co-operative Food on Kempthorne Avenue, Bushbury.

Emma Reynolds said: "The uncomfortable fact is that foodbanks are experiencing more and more demand. MPs hear every day from constituents who are struggling to get by and relying on the kindness of others to put food on the table.

"Any little thing people can do to support their local foodbank – even if it is one extra item of shopping a week – makes a big difference to those struggling to get by.

“I’d like to thank Liam for helping the collection here in Wolverhampton, and of course to the Co-op for letting us help promote collections for The Well.”

It comes as part of Liam Byrne's "Winter of Compassion" campaign, launched last month, in which the MP aims to end hunger in the West Midlands by raising food donations.

Mr Byrne said: "Demand for food banks is going through the roof – and right now, we have neighbours in need who just don’t know where the next meal is coming from.

"Emma and her team are doing a brilliant job making sure nobody in Wolverhampton goes hungry and it's just a privilege to help muck in.”

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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