Shoppers help Honiton food bank recover from ‘summertime slump’

PUBLISHED: 17:30 02 September 2015

Tesco community champion Louisa Littlewood and store manager Leanne Eamshaw with The King's Centre food bank manager Teresa Hawkes. Ref mhh 3169-35-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Tesco community champion Louisa Littlewood and store manager Leanne Eamshaw with The King's Centre food bank manager Teresa Hawkes. Ref mhh 3169-35-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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More than 50 boxes were filled throughout last weekend and donated to the food bank.

Honiton King’s Centre Food Bank has been handed a big donation boost after struggling with a recent ‘summer slump’.

Honiton Tesco has been collecting over a recent weekend to bring in some more produce for the bank.

More than 50 boxes were filled throughout the weekend and donated to the bank.

The store’s community champion, Louisa Littlewood, said: “It was a hugely successful weekend for the food bank collection.

“We managed to collect over 50 boxes full of food to donate and Tesco donated three trolleys full.

“Altogether, we received around £750 worth of food, maybe more.”

Teresa Hawkes, co-ordinator of The King’s Centre Food Bank, added: “The food bank does suffer from a summertime slump. We definitely have a lot of empty shelves during the summer.

“But Louisa has been great in sorting out collections – it has come just at the right time of the year and it is very welcome. We really appreciate it.

“We depend on voluntary contributions as we are a charity, so any fundraising is greatly appreciated.”

Tesco Honiton’s next fundaising event will be a ‘tweed weekend’, being held on Friday, September 18, to September 20 to support end-of-life charity Hospiscare.


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