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Shock following the theft of a meals supply van

The STAFF of a non-profit group that delivers meals and necessities to tons of of individuals each week was devastated after their van was stolen.

The general public firm Meals Conscious, primarily based in Mexboro, depends on its Citroen Relay refrigerated van for all of its picks and deliveries.

The automobile was stolen from Park Highway, Mexboro, someday between Sunday evening, October 17, and the subsequent morning.

Sean Gibbons, Managing Director of Meals Conscious, mentioned: “We by no means anticipated that.

“Individuals know what we’re doing they usually understand how many individuals we help every week.

“It is actually terrible as a result of it ripped our very coronary heart out.”

Meals Conscious helps roughly 1,000 folks weekly in Doncaster, Rotherham and the encompassing space.

He works with about 40 organizations, accumulating and redistributing surplus meals from supermarkets and warehouses and delivering groceries, toiletries and necessities to meals banks and people in want.

He additionally helped gather and ship private protecting tools, hand gel and masks through the pandemic.

Mr Gibbons, who additionally represents Mexboro on Doncaster’s council, mentioned the van was the corporate’s solely automobile, which implies it was unable to select up and ship this week.

He mentioned the Mexborough Foodbank was additionally closed as a result of theft of the van and a scarcity of volunteers.

“We predict it was most likely focused due to the price of its elements — it is easy to get it,” mentioned Mr. Gibbons.

“They noticed the van versus what the van does for all communities and households.

“If you do all this work for folks, week after week, it is simply terrible.

“There are quite a lot of good folks there, however for some it is a very low enterprise.”

Mr. Gibbons mentioned the corporate utilized for funding for 2 new autos the next week, and he hoped it will achieve success.

He mentioned the companies additionally supplied momentary use of their vans to assist the corporate gather and ship meals within the coming days.

Mr. Gibbons requested folks to concentrate to a Citroen Relay from seven years in the past, registered SK14 WNA.

A police spokesman mentioned: “An investigation was launched after the van was reportedly stolen from Park Highway, Mexboro, sooner or later between 9:30 pm Sunday and 10:30 am Monday.”

The theft got here simply days after college students at Thurcroft Kids’s College donated meals from their Meals Conscious Harvest Competition (above).

The nonprofit mentioned it is going to donate meals to its neighborhood companions, such because the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Maltby, who help folks and households who’re much less lucky.

Anybody with any details about the incident ought to name 101 with a reference to the investigation quantity 14/165472/21.

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