shoppers donate 1,712kg of food to town Foodbank
and Highbridge Foodbank has thanked shoppers who visited the town's
Tesco Store at the weekend to donate an incredible 1,712.82kg of
annual Food Collection is supported by Tesco as a part of their
ongoing effort to encourage customers to donate long-life food to
Chair, Bev Milner Simonds, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This was
our largest ever collection at the local Tesco store and our thanks
go to the many hundreds of customers who donated food to help local
families in crisis this winter. The demand for Foodbank support
has not deminished and this food will be rapidly turned around and
want to thank Catherine, the Tesco Community Champion, and our volunteers.
Together they spent many hours collecting and packing up the food
before our volunteer drivers collected it and took it back to our
storage facility at the Methodist Church."
the Food Collection, Tesco tops up the customers' donations by 20%,
which helps the Foodbank to feed even more people in need in the
report back to The Trussell Trust on total weight collected and
they redistribute the top-up cash to local Foodbanks to purchase
items of food and help with day-to-day running costs.
Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea Foodbank provide three days of emergency
food to individuals and families in crisis.
professional agencies like the Citizen's Advice Bureau, MacMillan
Nurses and children centres refer people who are facing a crisis
people visiting are welcomed, listened to and signposted to other
services that are able to provide further support, helping to break
the cycle of poverty.
donating food you can help support local people in crisis in a simple
can be dropped in at the Foodbank at Asda in Highbridge or Tesco
in Burnham-On-Sea during opening hours (for items bought in store)
or directly to the Foodbank in Highbridge at Hope Baptist Church
on a Thursday morning (9.30am-12.30pm), St John's Church in Highbridge
on a Wednesday morning (10am-11.30am) or the Methodist Church in
College Street, Burnham on a Tuesday or Saturday morning (10am-12pm).
following items are always welcomed:
Tinned meat, Tinned fish, Tinned vegetables, Tinned fruit, Pasta
sauces, Instant coffee, Milk (UHT or powdered), Fruit juice (long
life), Tinned pudding, Jam, Instant mash potato. If you are given
toiletries at Christmas that are unwanted, please add these to your
donation at either church.