The crowd at this weekend’s Ferocious Dog gig at Bridport Electric Palace came weighed down with bags of food, toiletries and essential items to support the local food bank.
The band had encouraged fans to bring along supplies to a Food Drop at the gig to help people relying on the local charity and Cupboard Love Food Bank volunteer Ruth Ni Connalláin was kept very busy all night sorting out all the donations.
Ruth said: “The generosity of people never ceases to amaze me.”
“We collected 12 boxes of food on Saturday night from the amazing Ferocious Dog fans on behalf of Cupboard Love. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the fans that attended on the night, the band especially Ken from the band for involving Cupboard Love, and also the staff at the Electric Palace for being so accommodating.”
Ferocious Dog lead singer Ken Bonsall took the opportunity to thanks fans, the Electric Palace and the food bank from the stage to huge cheers from the crowd.
Cupboard Love Food Bank is organised by St Mary’s Church and is staffed by volunteers. It is supported by donations of money and food from the churches, shops, businesses and lots of individuals from Bridport and beyond.
Various people come into Cupboard Love needing a hand up, some are homeless, some are couples and some are families and they try to provide 3 days worth of food per person depending on their circumstances. The food bank can only run because of donations and rely on a lot of goodwill from the community.
Plans are already underway to support the food bank with other activities – including the annual We Shall Overcome event at The Ropemakers, which this year is expanding to a whole weekend from Friday 5th – Sunday 7th October.