Generous donations from Greggs in Weston-super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 17:30 22 July 2016

Greggs have donated surplus food.

Greggs have donated surplus food.

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Weston’s Greggs stores are donating trays of unused food to one of the town’s leading charities.

The contributions are being made to Addaction, which is a drug and alcohol treatment charity based in the Boulevard in Weston. It supports people battling addiction.

Staff and volunteers from the charity are collecting pasties and pastries from both stores in the town centre twice a week.

The food is then handed out to those attending Addaction’s support groups, as well as those who are sleeping rough or are homeless.

Addaction team leader, Jane Bentley-Green, said: “It’s a great partnership to work with Greggs.

“They are learning more about the work Addaction does to support people as well as making sure this food goes to those in need rather than the bin.”

The donation of the surplus food has been organised through Addaction and with the help of Greggs’ area manager, Lucy Sheppard. She is also currently working for Business In Community, which supports charities and businesses in Weston.


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