Specsavers in Redditch is appealing for donations of food to help local people in crisis.
The store in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre will be acting as a drop off point for non-perishable food items and toiletries from now until Easter Sunday (21 April). Everyone bringing in an item for the foodbank will be offered a free sight test in return.
A word from the store director
‘We’ve supported our local foodbank for several years now – and are always heartened by the response we get from the local community, so hopefully, this year is no different,’ said James Worton, Specsavers Redditch store director.
‘Unfortunately, some people simply aren’t able to afford some of the things that we might take for granted. Most of us have a spare tin of beans, packet of pasta or similar that we could spare and so we encourage people to donate in the run-up to Easter.’
The Redditch Foodbank provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.