Shoppers give food for thought

Shoppers, Brigg Foodbank volunteers, Brigg Rotary Club members and Tesco staff all combined to good effect to spread cheer during the festive period.
Shoppers, Brigg Foodbank volunteers, Brigg Rotary Club members and Tesco staff all combined to good effect to spread cheer during the festive period.

Thanks have been given to the people of Brigg for their generosity over the festive period.

Brigg Foodbank has described Tesco shoppers’ help as being ‘truly unbelievable’.

The supermarket, which held in store food collections for the foodbank, launched its ‘help feed people in need’ motto in November.

The effort was co-ordinated by the Trussell Trust, to provide emergency food to local people in crisis.

And as well as hosting the collection, Tesco agreed to ‘top-up’ food donations by 30 per cent, making gifts by residents go even further.

Gifts were packed by volunteers at St Mary’s Church Hall and all food donated in Brigg went directly to the local Brigg area foodbank.

Lloyds Bank in Brigg and members of Brigg Rotary were also involved in the scheme.

And, as part of its annual appeal, Brigg Rotary Club was also involved in creating its own Christmas parcels.

The 40 parcels were given to local people in a spirit of goodwill and cheer during the festive season.

The Rotary has thanked community minded local businesses for their generosity and members of the Brigg Business Partnership for their invaluable support.

Club president Linda Hewlett-Parker presented certificates of thanks to Brigg NISA store, Centrica, Thomas Bell, Peacock and Binnington, Farm Star, Brigg Fruit Veg and Flowers, Bennett Potatoes Ltd, RBM Agriculture, DDM Agriculture, Broughton and Son, Brown and Co, Climatise, Monument Garage, Petticoats, Ink It and Gladrags plus several other local businesses.

There are now weekly distribution sessions from Brigg Foodbank on Monday and Friday afternoons from 1pm to 2.30pm in St Mary’s Hall.

For details log on to brigg.foodbank.org.uk or call 07719 431401.