Specsavers in Gainsborough were on a mission to help local residents who might be struggling with food poverty in the run-up to the festive period.

The opticians and audiologists are supporting the Riverside foodbank as they encouraged locals to donate items to its food collection initiative such as tinned goods, cereals, pasta, toiletries, sanitary products, teas and coffees in a bid to make life a little easier for those across the city.

Foodbanks use on the rise

Jacqui Nicol, Store Director at Specsavers in Gainsborough, said: ‘Sadly, the use of foodbanks is on the rise, and with one in five of the UK population currently living below the poverty line, it’s more important than ever to support our local community. Nobody should face going hungry, and donating even just one item really can make a huge difference to local people in crisis.

‘Given that we are in the build-up to Christmas, expenses are increasing, and financial pressures are mounting so now more than ever is the time to be charitable and to pledge unneeded or add a few extra items to your next shop to be donated.’

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