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Foodbank success

07 April, 2017
Store manager Kay Whilton and dispensing assistant Sally Goldsmith with some of the donations
Store manager Kay Whilton and dispensing assistant Sally Goldsmith with some of the donations

Redditch Specsavers has donated more than 149 kilograms of emergency food supplies to those in need in the local community.

Donations in return for free sight test

The store acted as a drop off point for non-perishable food items and toiletries before Easter, including dried pasta, rice, tins and jars of food, biscuits, soups and other long-life items. The store offered a free sight test in return for donations. 

A word from the store director

‘We have been so impressed by the generosity of our local community’, commented store director, Sarah Wright.

‘We put a call out to residents of Redditch before Easter for donations and instantly we had customers popping in to drop off whatever they could manage - so a big thank you goes out to everyone who supported the foodbank drive.

‘Sadly, more and more people seem to be relying on foodbanks, so it’s worth donating to them as regularly as possible. Most people have a few spare tins of food in their cupboards and it would mean a lot to someone in need.’

Redditch Foodbank

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.

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