Blackpool Tower Becomes Food Hub for Second Time
Nov, 16 2020
You may be more familiar with seeing a variety of clowns, illusionists and acrobatic stunts in Blackpool Tower but recently it has provided an excellent service to the town in this glowing report.
For the first time in it’s 125 year history it had to close public interest back in March but kept it’s doors open as a food donation hub.
Then, the tower reopened in July as a tourist attraction but has recently been forced to shut once again for the second lockdown.
Now the tower is being utilized in a subsequent move which sees it being a positive food outlet for local people.
Kate Shane, head of Blackpool Cluster Merlin Entertainments Group, expressed these uplifting words of joy that was felt by all,
“The attraction received an amazing five tonnes of food donations during the first lockdown and wanted to continue its support. It was beautiful the way the community came together and rewarding for the whole team who volunteered to help. More people in Blackpool are finding themselves out of work now and the need is greater than ever."
Blackpool Food Bank founder Neil Reid said he was working with more than 70 community groups to distribute food to people in need across the town.
Mr Reid commented on the world scene situation,
“I expected the coming months to be challenging. Nobody could have seen this coming. People who have been in a good job and a solid situation, suddenly their life has been hit with a bombshell. Our job is to be here to help."
The food bank, which was set up in 2012, had increased since the first lockdown in March and the brilliant community spirit had seen local people come together to help.
Staff who normally work at the attraction have volunteered to help out and donations will be passed to Blackpool Food Bank to distribute. Donations can be dropped off at Blackpool Tower on Wednesdays and Fridays between 11:00am until 3pm.
^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger