Shoppers help stock foodbank

Paul Walker, of the Agape Care Foodbank, and Sainsbury's staff Matt Preston and Luke Roberts with the items donated by shoppers.
Paul Walker, of the Agape Care Foodbank, and Sainsbury's staff Matt Preston and Luke Roberts with the items donated by shoppers.
0
Have your say

SHOPPERS at a Spalding supermarket donated £240 worth of food to a charity which helps families struggling to make ends meet.

Everyone through the doors at Sainsbury’s were issued with a shopping list of items needed by the Agape Care Foodbank and asked to add just one item to theiir trolley to help those in need.

In total 339 items were handed over, which project manager Paul Walker said will go a long way to boosting the foodbank’s stocks.

Earlier this month the Lincolnshire Free Press reported how the charity was struggling to keep up with demand as more families asked for help during the school holidays.

Mr Walker said he believed the rise in pleas for help was down to people feeling the burden of higher food billls while not benefitting from schools’ free meal provision.

Staff at the supermarket also handed over a cheque for £280.93 to the charity, raised by bucket collections at till points.

The foodbank is the supermarket’s chosen local charity of the year.

Mr Walker said: “This is going to make a tremendous difference and means that from two weeks ago when stocks were really low that we are now in a position to help everyone who needs it.

“We would like to say a huge thankyou to all the shoppers who donated and to the staff at Sainsbury’s for their efforts.”