24th Oct, 2020

Plea for shoppers to support Redditch foodbank at Asda this Saturday

Ross Crawford 21st Sep, 2018

BIG-hearted Redditch charity Acts of Kindness (AoK) is to hold its first ever food collection at Asda this Saturday, September 22.

AoK runs the Redditch Foodbank through the Trussell Trust and its chairman Reverend Robin Baker said the need was great.

“The Foodbank has been open four days a week now since July and we are busy every single day – in fact we really could do we opening on a fifth day,” he said.

Shoppers visiting Asda between 9am and 3pm will be asked if they would like to donate to the Foodbank and if they do they’ll be handed a list of suggested food items.

These can then be left in special collection bins at the exit to the Jinnah Road supermarket.

“We would like to express our thanks again to all the people who have supported us so generously by donating food and finance in the past,” said Revd Baker.

“Food can now also be left at any time during shops hours in Asda in special bins allocated and marked for Redditch Foodbank.

“The Foodbank has now increased its opening hours and is open four days a week and plans are in place to open another day as soon as we have enough volunteers and finance to be able to do this.”

Anyone who would like to become a volunteer can email info.reddicthfoodbank.org.uk and request a volunteer application form.

For information on how to donate financially visit http://aokuk.org.uk and click on the donate page.

“Thank you once again people of Redditch for helping those who find themselves in need,” said Revd Baker.

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