Thanet community news: Broadstairs Probus Club’s gift to Thanet Food Bank

Broadstairs Probus Club donation to Thanet Food Bank

In June, Broadstairs Probus Club held a special Platinum Jubilee Lunch at The Yarrow Hotel where the members decided to forego bottles of wine on the table and instead donate £100 to the local food bank.

A few weeks later the Club President Dr Ian Brooman went to St. Paul`s Church, Cliftonville to hand over the donation of a £100 cheque to Heather Weitzel, manager of Thanet Food Bank.

The food bank has been operating for nine years and is open for three days a week in Margate and one day per week in St. Peters for local people in need.

Contributions of food come from Tesco, Asda and Morrisons and volunteers hand out more than 200 food parcels every week.

The President was pleased that the club was able to help this local charity and invited Heather to come and speak to the club about the food bank in the near future.