SAINSBURY’S and Tesco in Whitchurch, and the Co-op in Wem all supported the foodbank in their recent drive.

Last week volunteers at Sainsbury’s helped out with the foodbank, spending two days in the Whitchurch supermarket raising local awareness and accepting cash donations, food donations and much-needed toiletries from customers.

All donations go towards helping people in crisis within the community.

Sainsbury’s store manager Mark Jones said he was glad to be working with the foodbank in helping families in need.

“We are thrilled to have such a close link with the foodbank and welcome them into our store once again,” said Mark.

“We recognise how important it is within Whitchurch and also how it serves nearby rural communities providing much-needed food parcels to people in crisis.

“We have also supported them throughout the school summer holidays, providing help to families who would otherwise get free school meals.

“The foodbank provides a vital source of help within the local community and we greatly value the generosity shown by our customers in donating as much as they do.”

“Earlier this year, as part of Sainsbury’s 150th birthday celebrations, we pledged 150 hours of our store colleagues time to help the volunteers at the Foodbank twice a week, sorting incoming food donations, dating them and then sorting pick lists for people in need.

“The colleagues in turn have raised awareness with their families and friends who are part of the local community.”

The foodbank will return to Sainsbury’s once again during December in the busy run-up to Christmas.