Shoppers urged to aid foodbank - The Worcester Observer

Shoppers urged to aid foodbank

Worcester Editorial 22nd Nov, 2016 Updated: 22nd Nov, 2016   0

A MAJOR supermarket chain has launched a bid to serve up trolley loads of groceries for Worcester Foodbank after the charity called out for more donations.

The Co-op has started an appeal with a £250 shopping basket of groceries and is taking donations in at its stores across the city, including Henwick Road, Canada Way, Ombersley Road in Northwick, Dines Green and Ronkswood.

The appeal was launched after the foodbank reached ‘crisis point’ going into the winter months, and the charity is in need of much more food to cope with the growing demand.

Donations the foodbank is in need of includes tinned items such as tinned fruit, vegetables, rice pudding and custard, along with tea, coffee, jam, Christmas treats and toiletries.

Grahame Lucas, Foodbank Manager, said: “Winter can be a difficult time for the more vulnerable in our community and so we need to maintain the momentum that we have been building.

“We are delighted with the support from the Co-op; it builds awareness and extends our reach to give more people an opportunity to consider making donations.

“It is only with the help of the community that we’re able to continue our work.

“We would love for there not to be a need for the foodbank, but whilst there are people facing crisis in and around Worcester we will continue to offer emergency support.”

Liz Webb, Area Manager for the Co-op, said: “As a community retailer we are pleased to support the foodbank and its work to make a difference to the lives of people locally who are in difficulty.

“We have extended the number of our stores in the area which support the foodbank, and we would like to say thank you to our members and customers whose generous donations will make a huge difference to people in need in our community this winter.”

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