Over a tonne of food collected by Long Eaton shoppers

Published on: Monday, 22nd July 2019
Food donations enable the foodbank to provide three days’ worth of emergency food supplies to local people in need.

Generous Long Eaton shoppers have donated more than a tonne of food during the latest collection for the Long Eaton & Sawley Foodbank.

The initiative was staged from 8th to 12th July at the Asda Store on Midland Street as part of the ‘Fight Hunger, Create Change’ campaign with the Trussell Trust and the food redistribution charity FareShare The Foodbank provides three day emergency parcels to those who cannot afford to feed themselves and their families. 

The collection was part of the Asda 'Fight Hunger, Create Change' initiative, working in partnership with The Trussell Trust foodbanks and the food redistribution charity FareShare, to tackle hunger across the country.

Part of the Trussell Trust foodbank network, the Long Eaton & Sawley Foodbank provides three days' worth of emergency food to local people who cannot afford to feed themselves and their families.  Everyone who comes to the foodbank is referred by a frontline care professional such as a health worker, Citizens Advice worker, social worker, church leader or health visitor.

The Long Eaton & Sawley Foodbank is one of more than 440 in the UK working partnership with the Trust and was set up in October 2012 by volunteers from churches int he area, working with local communities.  Further information can be found at www.longeatonsawley.foodbank.org.uk.

Pic caption: Food donations enable the foodbank to provide three days’ worth of emergency food supplies to local people in need.

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