A PENISTONE based foodbank - who’ve been helping on average 40 families per week - have secured lockable storage cupboards for their food donations.

Penistone Food Buddies, operating from St John’s Church on Shrewsbury Road on a weekly basis, have been given lockable cupboards and units to keep their food safe and organised.

Twiggs Grounds Maintenance, who transported the units to the church before the Christmas rush, and Andy Todd and Digi Print, were thanked by the volunteers for their help in sourcing the cupboards.

Owners of the organisation, Julie Rhodes and Mark Attard, told the Chronicle: “Mark and I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported us along our journey.

“To our volunteers who turn up every week, to the fantastic generosity of our community, to Father David at the church for giving us a warm and welcoming base, each and every one of you who has made this happen.

“We are absolutely overwhelmed with the support that we, as an independent group have achieved in just eight short weeks.”