A BAKERY is calling for volunteers to help deliver its leftover bread to those in need.

Artisan bread maker Gail’s hopes to have opened its new Wanstead High Street branch by the first week in August.

But before sourdough fever well and truly hits, the chain is looking for recruits to help dish out leftovers to foodbanks and charities.

The trendy bakers hope to be able to offer surplus bread to families in need every day after the grand opening next month.

Founder Tom Molnar said: “We're happy to be baking in Wanstead and look forward to getting to know our new customers by sharing our love of bread.”

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55-57 Wanstead High Street has been empty since Barclay's closed in 2014

Wanstead will be the chain’s 37th store and will breathe a new lease of life into the old Barclay’s Bank site, which has sat empty for three years after Sainsbury’s scrapped plans to open a convenience store there.

For more information on how to get involved, see the Gail’s Bakery website.