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Supermarket staff throw support behind foodbank

By Central Somerset Gazette  |  Posted: December 05, 2013

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A STREET supermarket rolled up its sleeves this weekend to support a foodbank.

As well as promoting the national foodbank, Trussell Trust, staff at the store were also keen to throw their weight behind the village foodbank.

Suzie Williams from Street Foodbank said: "From the start Mark Jones, manager of Street Tesco stated he was interested in helping where he could.

"This weekend Tesco were raising awareness of the national foodbank Trussell Trust and giving out information about food share.

"They kindly invited us to go along and promote our local food bank at the same time with a promise of half of the food collected coming to our local foodbank."

Suzie was joined by Mark at the entrance to the supermarket, and the duo were given a warm welcome from everyone they met.

"Firstly can I say what a really warm welcome we had from all the staff at Tesco who could not have been more friendly and helpful alongside being a good laugh," she said.

"The public response was overwhelming.

"I felt so proud to be from Street and I met so many people I would not usually have seen over my shifts at the weekend which was great for me."

The foodbank is open, along with a drop-in café, at the United Reform Church in Street High Street every Wednesday afternoon.

The project is being co-ordinated by the Reverend Diana Greenfield, the pioneer minister on the Benefice team, who is looking for volunteers to help with the collection of donation boxes.

For more information or to act as a volunteer, contact Diana on 01458 446838 or dmgreenfield@me.com.

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