Cornwall news Burglar ransacked foodbank and covered ruined stock in blood UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - Determined staff went back to work hours after a burglar trashed the building

Cornwall news Burglar ransacked foodbank and covered ruined stock in blood UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - Determined staff went back to work hours after a burglar trashed the building

Cornwall news  Burglar ransacked foodbank and covered ruined stock in blood UK news
23 February 2021 - 11:45

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Determined staff went back to work hours after a burglar stole a food bank's new computer, ruined a store room full of food and trashed the building. On Wednesday night, or the early hours of Thursday, someone broke into the building where the Street Food Project, Penzance, operates from. The burglar smashed the front door, caused a huge amount of damage and made off with the group’s brand new Apple Mac computer. They wrecked a filing cabinet, knocked food and items all over the place - and cut their hand while doing it. As a result, they spread blood all over a large amount of food intended to be given out to those in need. Due to safety precautions, any food with blood on it had to be destroyed. The burglar even had the nerve to make themselves a cup of tea using the food bank’s supplies. Staff at the food bank were “devastated” at the break-in and manager Lynne Dyer said they have worked around the clock to make sure no one loses out because of the burglar’s actions. “They broke in, made a lot of mess, threw food off the shelves and stamped on it,” Ms Dyer said. “Just a great big mess. Not just a burglary. The Street Food Project's building was broken into - but the staff were determined to reopen as soon as possible. “It’s baffling, I can’t get my head around it. Completely pointless.” Ms Dyer’s team came in the next morning to see the destruction, which saw hundreds of pounds worth of food and equipment trashed. Not wanting to see any of the 800 people the group routinely serves go hungry, though, they pulled together and were ready for action by the evening’s hot food service. “It had to be done, otherwise people would have gone hungry. “We are all exhausted, lots of extra work. We were all devastated by the destruction. It was really disheartening. The door to the office, where the organisation's new computer was, got forcefully opened. “But nothing would stop us serving people.

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. We cleaned and cleared the building and were still able to feed people in the evening." The Street Food Project is a large operation: As well as giving out food parcels every Wednesday to around 800 people, it supplies people with dinner every day from 5.30pm until around 7pm. It is supported by FareShare, a food poverty charity which provides parcels to hundreds of food banks and projects across the UK. Ms Dyer said the mainstay of food her group is provided comes from FareShare. “They supply a lot of projects around here, and give us an entire pallet of food every Thursday. “And it’s healthy stuff, too. I’m a nutritionist and it’s really important we are giving out healthy stuff. You can help support food banks like the Street Food Project via a donation to FareShare. Until February 28, Barclays bank is matching all donations to FareShare up to the sum of £1m. To donate, go to this link. Ms Dyer said the burglary could have been much worse - a day earlier, and their weekly food parcels would have been ruined, a day later and their large food pallets might have been trashed. "All of those people would have lost out. There was blood all over everything. "It's lucky, if there is any luck in these matters" You can stay up-to-date on the top news near you with CornwallLive's FREE newsletters – find out more about our range of daily and weekly bulletins and sign up here or enter your email address at the top of the page. A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said of the burglary: "Police are investigating reports of a burglary at a commercial premises on Guildhall Road, Penzance last week. "The incident is reported to have taken place between 7.30pm on Wednesday 17 and 9.40am on Thursday 18 February. "It’s believed that electronic items were taken and that damage was caused to the inside of the building. "Anyone with information and which may assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CR/012792/21."

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