The Isle of Man Foodbank is a Manx registered charity founded in 2013, originally instigated by Rotarians from Douglas. The Foodbank now has its office and operation at Ballafletcher House, Ballafletcher Farm Road, Cronkbourne, Isle of Man.

The Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann recently donated 10 slow cookers to the Foodbank and they were presented by President Paul Winnnell to Neal Mellon, Managing Director of the charity at their Cronkbourne premises.

In making the donation, Paul Winnell commented:

“The Food Bank is a very worthy cause, fully deserving the support of our Rotary Club. On behalf of the members it is my privilege to hand over the slow cookers and we hope they will help many families to work their way out of a difficult time, often not of their own creation.

Their crisis is our opportunity to help, through support of the Foodbank."

In accepting the donation, Neal Mellon replied:

“Times are hard, many people are ‘just about managing’ so when a crisis occurs such as redundancy, illness or possibly a domestic situation, everything becomes impossible to manage.

That’s why Foodbank exists, we provide emergency food and, in many cases help clients to identify and resolve underlying problems by advising them of other support organisations such as Salvation Army, Debt Management, Social Services and Housing Matters, in a bid to get them back to independence”.


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