£2,500 of sanitary items and nappies stolen from Salford food bank

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Staff in tears after theft described as setback in tackling period poverty

Nearly £2,500 worth of sanitary products and nappies have been stolen from a food bank in Greater Manchester, in what has been described as a significant setback for the area’s fight against period poverty.

The items, which had been donated by Aldi to help women on low incomes, are thought to have been stolen from the Mocha Parade storage unit in Lower Broughton, Salford, on Saturday. The thieves also made a failed attempt to break into the nearby food bank.

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