An Armley community group is urging local people to bring one item of non-perishable food on festival day as part of a food bank drive.
St George’s Crypt runs a food bank which Armley One Stop refers local residents to when they are struggling to afford to put food on the table.
Now local group All Together Armley and Councillor Alice Smart are asking local residents and festival goers to bring one or more items of non-perishable food or drink to Armley One Stop or St Georges Crypt Café between 12 and 4pm during the Armley Festival this Saturday.
All of the items donated will be given to the St Georges Crypt food bank and then handed out to local people in need.
All Together Armley volunteer Lisle Plummer said:
“Just a tin of beans, a box of cereal or a tin of fruit can make the difference to the kid who would otherwise go to school with an empty belly.
“It costs less than a quid but it makes such a difference to someone in crisis.”
Cllr Smart (Lab, Armley) said:
“I’m very excited for Saturday. For the second time, Armley Festival is taking place on Town Street and Armley Moor where we will celebrate the best that Armley has to offer – and that’s an awful lot. I hope that festival goers will do their bit to support local people suffering from food poverty by giving generously to St George’s Crypt.”
This year’s festival includes more than 60 stalls, food, music, dance, live mural painting a dog show and a fun fair on the Moor.