The leader of Preston’s Salavation Army says he has been “blown away” by the response to their appeal to fill its food banks.
Captain Alex Cadogan admitted a huge number of donations had come in - including two transit van loads from the Muslim community - after the centre revealed it was “days from running out” last week.
The huge delivery was made yesterday afternoon with Alex describing it as “incredible”.
“We just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has responded to our appeal,” he said.
“This will be a huge help to us over the summer months, which is traditional a very difficult period. This is the time when our supplies dip and demand rises.”
Ilyas Esmail, one of the Muslims to organise the food drop off, said: “We had a fantastic response and we’re just glad to be able to be able to help the food bank at a difficult time.
“Hopefully we’ll be dropping off more soon.”