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Press Release - Kind Shoppers Donate Food to the Long Eaton & Sawley Foodbank
GENEROUS shoppers donated more than half a tonne (586 kg) of food at the Long Eaton Asda Superstore on Thursday, April 25, to help those in need.Superstore on Thursday, April 25, to help those in need.
The food collection was organized by the Long Eaton and Sawley foodbank, which provides emergency food parcels to men, women and children in crisis in the area. “The current economic situation means that times are tough for many. The rising cost of living, static incomes, changes to benefits, underemployment and unemployment are just some of the reasons that increasing numbers of people have hit a crisis that forces them to go hungry,” commented Peter Lindahl, the Long Eaton and Sawley foodbank’s press officer. “In exchange for vouchers, obtained from front-line care professionals, such as health visitors, social workers, church and community workers, we can supply three days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food. “The response from the shoppers has been extremely gratifying and will help many local people, families and individuals, who can’t afford to eat. We’d like to thank everyone who contributed to this collection, and also Asda for all the support and help they provided,” he added. The foodbank is part of he Trussell Trust foodbank network, a Christian charity which has helped launch 345 foodbanks nationwide in partnership with churches and communities.
Contact the Foodbank on 07950 547671, or e-mail us at:
Caption: A kind shopper makes a donation to the Long Eaton and Sawley foodbank’s collection at Asda.
For further press information please contact Peter Lindahl, press and publicity officer, Long Eaton & Sawley foodbank on 01332 811506 or 0794 357 3093.
Long Eaton & Sawley foodbank 24th March 2013
Asda double donation boost for foodbank
WHEN the Rev. Philip Waller arrived at the Asda Long Eaton store last Thursday (21.03.2013), he was anticipating collecting a £50 cheque for the Long Eaton & Sawley foodbank. To his astonishment and delight he was informed by Samantha Bliss, Asda Community Life Champion, that, in addition to the cheque provided by the store's green token scheme, the foodbank was to receive a further donation of £250, derived from part of the proceeds of the store's second-hand book sale for charity. Commented Philip, joint project manager of the foodbank: “I was bowled over to receive not one, but two cheques, totalling £300 from Asda. We are so grateful and amazed at the support the foodbank is receiving from so many quarters, not least Asda.
“The money will help us top up with food when stocks are low. We always envisaged that whilst the churches might be the catalyst in the setting up of the foodbank, the project would essentially be about local people helping others in the community who are struggling in the current economic climate. “Well done and thank you everyone!”
The Asda token scheme allows shoppers to vote for one of three nominated local charities or community projects over two months. The charity with the most votes (tokens in a box) then receives £200, with the two runners up being given £50 each.
Since it started in mid-October last year, the Long Eaton & Sawley foodbank has handed out food parcels to more than 360 adults and children in need.
Foodbanks provide emergency food supplies for three days, in exchange for vouchers, obtained from front-line care professionals, such as health visitors, social workers, church and community workers. All the food provided is donated by the public, schools, churches, firms, supermarkets and catering firms.
Caption: Rev. Philip Waller joint project manager of the Long Eaton & Sawley and foodbank volunteer Diane Prior were highly delighted to receive a far larger than expected donation from Asda for their charity.
For further information please contact Peter Lindahl, press and publicity officer, Long Eaton & Sawley foodbank on 01332 811506 or 0794 357 3093.