Local generosity to the fore at Angus Foodbank

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Staff and shoppers from two Angus supermarkets have been thanked after over 4,000 kilogrammes of food was donated to Angus Foodbank.

The foodbank, which has a branch in Brechin, worked with Tesco in Forfar and Montrose over a three day period to help boost food donations to help people in Angus living in poverty.

The collection event, held from November 29, to December 1, saw 2,310 kg of nonperishable food donated at the Forfar store, along with £136.38. This equates to 288 food parcels, which contain three days worth of food for one person.

Volunteers from Trussel Trust, who run the foodbanks, were joined by staff and FareShare and the Red Cross volunteers.

In Montrose, 2,045 kilogrammes of food were donated, along with £66.08.

This is the same as 255 food parcels. Tesco then topped up all the donations by 30 per cent - with £1,164 from the Forfar store and £1,031 from the Montrose store.

A spokesperson for Angusfood bank said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the very generous shoppers who donated food at both Tesco Montrose and Tesco Forfar Superstore. The generosity shown by the shoppers at both locations was extremely heart warming.”

Malcolm Brown, Angus foodbank manager added: “Winter is the hardest time of year for people living in poverty, and this Christmas is looking especially tough as fuel prices continue to rise.

“We’re delighted that Tesco are working with us to help stop local people going hungry this Christmas and we have been blown away by the generosity of the shoppers.”