Report by Ed Mezzetti in The Press.
A superb late-night effort saw a team of volunteers save 13 tons of York Food Bank supplies.
As the River Foss rose on Saturday night, the charity’s warehouse in New Earswick came perilously close to being flooded.
Trustees decided they had to act immediately to protect the goods – and received an amazing response.
Food such as cereals was moved up to the loft, while most supplies were moved to St Andrew’s Church in Huntington.
Manager Laura Chalmers said: “I was away in Grimsby with family when I got a call from Caleb Elwood, one of my trustees, who said he was worried about the warehouse.
“It is right on the River Foss in New Earswick. It was 10.30pm, but Caleb said I think we need to get there right now.
“He put out a message on social media saying if anyone could get down that would be great.
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