Specsavers in Bolton and Middlebrook has donated 26 kg of food to a local foodbank, in an effort to help local people from going hungry this Christmas.
The team collected long-life items, such as tinned fruit and veg, rice and pasta sauces to donate to the Farnworth and Kearsley Foodbank
Kev Juste, store director at Specsavers in Bolton and Middleton, said: ‘Christmas can be a difficult time for many people and we wanted to do our bit to help.
‘Everyone at all three stores is well aware of the fantastic job Farnworth and Kearsley Foodbank does in the community. Without their help, there would many vulnerable people going without a decent meal over the festive period.'
Foodbank use on rise
John Bradbury, Project Manager at Farnworth and Kearsley Foodbank, said: ‘Foodbank use is on the rise in the UK so we need your help more than ever. As a result of the donations, we can provide extra support and wrap-around services to the increasing amounts of people being referred to us for help.
‘Thanks to the generosity from colleagues at Specsavers in Bolton and Middlebrook, we hope to be able to help more local people in real need this Christmas.’