St Leger Homes of Doncaster

Staff of St. Leger Homes have helped to provide food for around 260 meals for local people in need by collecting for food banks.

The company has spearheaded the efforts by encouraging employees to bring food to its recent staff conference. Further support was given by Tesco who added to the conference donations.

The company, which manages around 21,000 properties on behalf of Doncaster Council, has been collecting for food banks since last year. Staff across its workplaces have volunteered to be ‘food bank champions’, helping to co-ordinate the project.

Chief Executive Susan Jordan said: “Our staff have really got behind this practical charity campaign. I know many of them have been very keen to help because they work closely with the community and see how difficult it is for some people to afford the basics.”

November’s donations have been shared between Doncaster Food Bank and Thorne & Moorends Food Bank.

Information about Doncaster area food banks:

Food banks are not-for-profit organisations that provide food and support to people who are struggling financially. 

The following organisations operate food banks in Doncaster:

1. Doncaster Foodbank centres

Town Centre

Christ Church, Thorne Road, DN1 2HG

Opening times: Wednesdays, 11am to 1pm;  Fridays, 1pm to 3pm

Bentley

Bentley Baptist Church (opposite Bentley Pavilion), Askern Road, Bentley, DN5 0EW

Opening times: Mondays, 1pm to 3pm

Food parcels are free of charge and contain food to last 3 days. However parcels can only be given out if the individual has been issued a voucher by an authorised voucher holder. Jobcentre Plus, Citizens Advice Bureau and St Leger Homes are among the voucher holders. The full list can be found on the Doncaster foodbank website. 

2. Food AWARE centres

Balby Bridge

St James' Church, St Sepulchre Gate West, DN1 3AQ

Opening times: Fridays, 11am to 1pm

Intake

45 Montrose Avenue, Intake, DN2 6PL

Opening times: Fridays, 11am to 1pm

Mexborough

Factory Foods, Pastures Road, Mexborough, S64 0JJ

Opening times: Fridays, 11am to 1pm

Parcels cost £2.50 and contain food to last 3 days. Individuals do not need to be referred from a voucher holder.  Find out more on the Food AWARE website.

3. Thorne & Moorends Food Bank

The Rugby Club, Church Balk, Thorne, DN8 5BU

Opening times: Wednesdays, 9am to 12pm

Parcels cost £2 and contain food to last 3 days. Individuals do not need to be referred from a voucher holder.  Find out more on Thorne & Moorends Food Bank website.

4. Salvation Army

Corps Booth Avenue, Lakeside, DN4 5JN

Opening times: Mondays, 9am to 5pm.

Food parcels are free of charge but can only be collected by an authorised voucher holder supporting the individual in need.

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Contact

St Leger Court
White Rose Way
Doncaster
DN4 5ND
Tel: 01302 862862
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