REDDITCH food bank were treated to a 'devilish' donation from Redditch Operatic Society.

Redditch Operatic Society (ROS), who are currently rehearsing for their upcoming show The Witches of Eastwick, donated over £300 worth of food, toiletries and other non-perishable goods to the charity to help local people in need.

Redditch Food Bank visited the society on Tuesday, September 27 to collect the generous donations accumulated by the society and its members.

The Food Bank is a project founded by local churches to help families and individuals in crisis by offering a minimum of three days of nutritionally balanced emergency food parcels.

Sarah Barcham, food bank project manager, said: "We can’t thank them enough for giving back to the community through our charity and for being so proactive and generous as a group.

"They’ve provided us with items from our critical stock list and just in time, as we’ll soon be prepping and putting together parcels for people in need over the Christmas period."

ROS committee member and organiser Kelly-Louise Mitchell added: "The town is fortunate to have been supported by their good work and life changing service for three years now and we are proud to be able to help them as a prominent organisation in the borough. As a group we are like a family and will always band together when it really counts and I am pleased that this could be reflected in the fantastic donation we’ve managed to raise for the Redditch Food Bank, enabling us to give back to our home town and support them in their amazing work to help local people in crisis."

Recently, Redditch Food Bank which was set up in 2013 by Acts of Kindness, working with the Trussell Trust, celebrated its third birthday.

In this time, the food bank has fulfilled 2741 food vouchers through the referral agencies to local residents which has fed nearly 5,000 people.

Redditch Operatic Society will be performing The Witches of Eastwick at The Palace Theatre from November 15-19.

Tickets, priced between £16 and £19, are available from Mrs Ann Duffin on 01527 527363.