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Food bank celebrates its first anniversary serving Newton Aycliffe
10:58am Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
A FOOD bank which was set up to help cash-strapped residents has celebrated its first anniversary.
The Newton Aycliffe Food Bank, at St Clare's Church, Newton Aycliffe, is manned by volunteers and helps on average 15 people a week.
The group also supports residents in surrounding towns, including Spennymoor and Chilton.
June Temple, a co-ordinator of the food bank, said: "We can help anyone and it's a well used facility. It's been a success for the area."
The Newton Aycliffe Food Bank team invited groups who had donated food to the scheme to a birthday event last Saturday (August 17).
The group has also set up a display about its work in the local community at the church.
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