Supermarket customers donate 1.15 tonnes of food

PUBLISHED: 12:00 01 January 2013

The charity uses donated food to help families in need

The charity uses donated food to help families in need

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CUSTOMERS at a Weston supermarket donated 1.15 tonnes of food to people in need over the festive period.

Tesco supermarket in Regent Street joined forces with the town’s Foodbank group to collect items from shoppers, which was redistributed to people who would otherwise have gone without this Christmas.

The supermarket giant had joined forces with the Trussell Trust, which is the charity which operates the Foodbank network, as part of the Help Feed People In Need appeal.

Among the most popular items donated at the Weston store were tins of soup and tomatoes, alongside mince pies and Christmas puddings.

Weston’s Foodbank manager Ian Fraser said: “More than 1,548 people have been helped by Weston Foodbank since January 2012, as more people struggle to make ends meet in the current economic climate.

“This Christmas will be tough for many local people so Weston Foodbank is delighted to be part of Tesco’s appeal.”

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