Commissioner Paddy Tipping will be donating food to Central Police Station’s Food Bank collection point on Monday (17 December) in response to a Christmas appeal.
His gifts of tins and packets will join other food and pet food items donated by staff from his office and members of the Central Police Station team and he encouraged members of the public to join in too.
The aim is to collect as much food as possible before 12 noon on Thursday (December 20) to help people who struggling to put enough food on the table. The team is also busy collecting pet food to ensure that man’s best friend and other animals don’t go hungry.
Mr Tipping said: “Members of the police are often among the first to come across people affected by food shortages, and sadly, an unexpected bill or redundancy can lead to families going hungry. This leads to stark choices being made between parents skipping their own meals so that their children are catered for, or having to choose between paying rent and eating, or turning on their heating.
“I’m pleased to contribute to this campaign and happily office colleagues joined me. This is the season of goodwill and it’s is an excellent appeal that I am delighted to support. I hope other people will feel able to follow suit.”
Members of the public can also make any food donations by dropping items into the front counter at Central Police station before the appeal closes at 12noon on Thursday, 20 December.
Posted on Monday 17th December 2012