Warwick district called to get moving in aid of food banks - The Leamington Observer

Warwick district called to get moving in aid of food banks

WANNABE fitness fanatics in Warwick district are being urged to get moving to raise much-needed cash for food banks.

Move for Food is being launch by Warwick and Leamington Labour Party amid fears food bank donations could drop off sharply due to the cost of living crisis.

Participants who sign up for the campaign in aid of the Trussell Trust – which run the district’s food banks – will get sponsored to take part in a range of organised activities as well as commit to 30 minutes of individual activity everyday.

Organised ‘Move for Food’ activities will include walks, litter picking and biking.

And the first organised event will be on Sunday (September 11) when people can join a walk with litter picking on the way, meeting at Sydenham shops.

People can also choose their own daily activity – be it walking, running, gym, swimming, or anything else that gets them active.

Move for Food organiser Ali Lush, said: “We shouldn’t have to rely on our foodbanks, but sadly right now many people have nowhere else to turn. We wanted to do something practical and helping our local foodbanks seemed like the obvious place to start.

“We hope people will sign up and aside from knowing they are going to help their neighbours, they will also be improving their own health by getting a bit more active.”

All events will be posted on the Move for Food Facebook page and those taking part can join the Facebook group, to update others on their activities.

There is also a Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/moveforfood

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