GENEROUS shoppers donated enough food to provide 4,000 meals for those in need during three days of supermarket collections in aid of Worcester Foodbank.
More than 50 volunteers, including a group of pupils from Cherry Orchard Primary School, invited customers at Tesco in St Peter’s and Warndon to shop for items that were urgently needed by the charity.
And they received an overwhelming response as shoppers at the two stores donated almost four tonnes of food which was shipped off to the foodbank’s new centre in Lowesmoor Wharf.
Paul Clarke, Worcester Foodbank’s Duty Manager who co-ordinated the collections, said: “There were so many moving moments during the three days.”
“One customer handed us two carrier bags filled with food to match what we had given her when she fell on hard times last year.”
The foodbank has provided more than 15,600 three day emergency food parcels since opening its doors four years ago, but demand for its support is expected to rise by as much as 25 per cent this year.