Labour Councillor for Hanover and Elm Grove Emma Daniel has led a successful campaign to allow donations to foodbanks in Brighton and Hove Council buildings.
Councillor Daniel initially proposed the idea on Twitter and Facebook, following widespread condemnation of the Mail on Sunday article attacking foodbanks. Her suggestion has now been implemented by the City Council. All Council customer service centres in Brighton and Hove will be open to non-perishable food donations until next Friday(2nd May)
Commented on the initiative, Councillor Daniel said:
"I think we as a local authority should be doing everything we can to support the excellent work of FareShare locally in providing essentials for those most in need. That’s why I called for the receptions of council buildings this week to be opened for donations to our city’s foodbanks - I am delighted this has now been done."
Councillor Daniel, Labour Group Leader Warren Morgan , Nancy Platts, PPC for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven and other Labour activists made their own donations at the reception of Hove Town Hall earlier this week.