Eagles do their bit for the food bank as Coronavirus crisis deepens

Date published: 23 March 2020


A basketball team from Oldham have taken matters into their own hands and braved the supermarkets to make sure the local food bank and vulnerable families don’t miss out.

In these uncertain times when food is sometimes limited, families are bulk buying and making sure they have enough stock in to feed themselves if needed.

However, some families are just not that fortunate, and with a bleak future looming a group of young players from Oldham Eagles basketball club decided that they wanted to help .

The club's organiser, Leanne Connolly, contacted the local food bank in Oldham and was shocked to discover that with the current situation people have stopped donating and food is limited.

Now, the Eagles' under-12s team have collectively shopped and sourced food to take to donate.

Zoey Stansfield, the volunteer manager at Oldham food bank, expressed her gratitude to the Eagles team and then sought to stress just how important it is for people to support each other and donate even one item to one of the local points.


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