Specsavers' opticians in Maidenhead lent a helping hand to a local charity by donating a trolley packed full of food to Maidenhead Food Share.

The independent food bank offers food to around 150 local families each week who have difficulties providing for their children.

Providing fresh food to families in need

Jade Harris, optical assistant said: ‘It was a pleasure to be able to help such a worthy cause. Visiting the food bank made me realise how many people in the community benefit from Maidenhead Food Share.’

Making a big difference

Natalie Hills, receptionist said: 'It's amazing how many local people receive help from the service each week. As part of our one year anniversary of the store being open, we wanted to do something to help those in our local community and just a few basic items can make such a huge difference to someone.’

Susan Brett, founder of Maidenhead Food Share, says: ‘It’s great to see such a well-known brand supporting our work.

‘All of our staff are unpaid volunteers which can sometimes make it difficult to coordinate food deliveries, but Specsavers Maidenhead did everything for us which was fantastic.

‘This is the second donation and each donation has allowed us to provide enough food to feed five large families. Without their help, this would not have been possible so I would like to thank the store for their on-going support and commitment to Maidenhead Food Share.’

The charity also provides families with a £5 voucher to spend at local greengrocers.

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