Weston-super-Mare based charity now offers free food to clients thanks to supermarket donations

PUBLISHED: 09:00 28 November 2017

Addaction has set up a free food market. Picture: Addaction

Addaction has set up a free food market. Picture: Addaction


A Weston-super-Mare-based charity has received a helping hand from a North Somerset supermarket.

Addiction and mental health support service Addaction, in the Boulevard, now offers its clients free food thanks to Portishead Aldi’s initiative to donate its unwanted produce to the charity.

Addaction’s clients have access to its new Boulevard market, which is run by volunteers and will offer free fresh fruit, vegetables and bread once a week.

An Addaction spokesman said: “We believe this is an excellent time to start this with Universal Credit coming into play and gaps of benefits, changes to our clients budgeting from fortnightly to monthly.

“We hope our market generates clients coming together in an easy going atmosphere, not necessarily discussing addiction but chatting about lifestyle, food and budgeting and generating a community spirit to build on someone’s recovery capital.”

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