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Supermarket boost for foodbank
GENEROUS Salisbury shoppers donated 1.5tonnes of food at a Trussell Trust foodbank collection on Saturday.
With the Salisbury Foodbank continuing to see an increase in the number of people in crisis, the collection at Waitrose was a great success.
Shoppers donated much-needed supplies of long-life fruit juice, tinned tomatoes, chocolate and long-life milk, along with other non-perishable food.
The number of local people being provided with short term crisis food rose by 45 per cent in the last month, which coincides with the school holidays meaning parents struggle to provide their children with all the food they need in the absence of free school meals, breakfast clubs and other food sources often provided by schools.
Salisbury foodbank manager Louise Wratten said: “Throughout the summer we see a growth in the number of families we feed. These are families who may not need to turn to the foodbank throughout the school year but that are pushed over the edge into crisis by having more mouths to feed over the summer months.
“The food from this collection has really helped restock our shelves with certain items we were running short of. Thank you to all the Salisbury shoppers who came along and donated, and to everyone who supports us by donating throughout the year.”
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