Tesco shoppers donate generously to York’s new food bank

York Press: Jenny Sharp, of the Food Bank, with Tesco staff Tom Foley, left, and Sam Birch at Tesco’s Askham Bar store Jenny Sharp, of the Food Bank, with Tesco staff Tom Foley, left, and Sam Birch at Tesco’s Askham Bar store

SHOPPERS showed that every little helps as they donated generously to York’s new food bank.

Volunteers from the bank, based at Gateway Church in Acomb, collected donations at the Tesco stores at Clifton Moor and Askham Bar on Saturday and Sunday, as part of a nationwide venture between the supermarket and The Trussell Trust, which runs banks nationwide.

Caleb Ellwood, from the food bank, said shoppers had been extremely generous and the collection, combined with other recent ones at Waitrose and Morrisons in York, had allowed them to build up a good supply of food for the coming months.

The food bank aims to help families struggling to feed themselves during short-term economic crises.

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2:26pm Tue 4 Dec 12

alfie says...

I have changed my mind on this food bank subject I think its wide open to been abused I hope they keep a tight lid on it.
I have changed my mind on this food bank subject I think its wide open to been abused I hope they keep a tight lid on it. alfie

4:20pm Tue 4 Dec 12

CHISSY1 says...

"It is being abused"
"It is being abused" CHISSY1

4:37pm Tue 4 Dec 12

xxwitchyxx says...

Looks more like Sainsburys to me.
Looks more like Sainsburys to me. xxwitchyxx

5:08pm Tue 4 Dec 12

redbluelion says...

Hope there not feeding the masses with that basket don't look to be much in it..ill just buy a bag of food and give it to a poor family i know..and i think that is a better way to help people out..
Hope there not feeding the masses with that basket don't look to be much in it..ill just buy a bag of food and give it to a poor family i know..and i think that is a better way to help people out.. redbluelion

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