Hereford Food Bank team enjoy day out at Buckingham Palace

Hereford Food Bank team enjoy day out at Buckingham Palace

(l-r) Volunteer Carol Plant with food bank administrator Alison Russell and volunteers Doug and Anna Stead.

Food bank volunteer Carol Plant enjoyed her day out at Buckingham Palace.

First published in News

FOUR members of Hereford Food Bank enjoyed a distinguished day out as thanks for their work providing for those in poverty.

Food bank administrator Alison Russell and volunteers Carol Plant and Doug and Anna Stead, were put forward to enjoy a lunch at Buckingham Palace.

The group also got the chance to explore the palace grounds.

Carol, who has been volunteering for the food bank for two years, said the experience was "out of this world".

"It was beautiful. The whole palace and grounds are gorgeous and I even saw Prince Philip and the Queen, although I didn't get to personally meet them," she said.

"I'm such an ordinary person and I help out at the food bank to give something back for when it helped me, so it was a dream to go to the palace."

The Hereford Food Bank started four years ago and was initially operating out of a portable building in the Bishop’s Palace.

It has since moved to a bigger premises in Aubrey Street.

Items most needed by the food bank include: tins of meat, fish and vegetables, pies, sanitary items such as toilet rolls, toothpaste and soap.

People can leave items at the Hereford Times office on Holmer Road, at Hereford Cathedral and All Saints’ Church.

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5:15pm Thu 29 May 14

Grid Knocker says...

"It has since moved to a bigger premises (sic) in Aubrey Street."

Puzzling thing is why this vital local social service - unlike its counterparts across the country - refuses to advertise its existence in Aubrey Street. The biblical term 'hiding one's light under a bushel' comes to mind.

Perhaps the Dean of Hereford would like to explain?
"It has since moved to a bigger premises (sic) in Aubrey Street." Puzzling thing is why this vital local social service - unlike its counterparts across the country - refuses to advertise its existence in Aubrey Street. The biblical term 'hiding one's light under a bushel' comes to mind. Perhaps the Dean of Hereford would like to explain? Grid Knocker
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