city food bankRecently a reader suggested localising food bank donations and  another reader, from Hall Green allotments, wrote: ”I’m growing lettuces, carrots, radishes, courgettes and spring onions for the Birmingham Food Bank this year. Just wondering if other allotment sites are doing anything?

“Nearly all the people on our allotment site have unwanted beans and courgettes / marrows each year which I hope they will donate.

“Another couple are also growing extra on our site for the food bank which I think is connected with the Trussell Trust. My contact is Patricia Hoskins”.

This will be a welcome addition to the tinned and packaged (‘non-perishable’) food stored at the bank.

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