Clitheroe Tesco wins award for food bank donations

Food Bank volunteers, Mary Sellers and Joan Wrigley are delighted with the support of Clitheroe's TESCO store. Store Manager, Dave Pollitt and Graham Buckle are pictured.
Food Bank volunteers, Mary Sellers and Joan Wrigley are delighted with the support of Clitheroe's TESCO store. Store Manager, Dave Pollitt and Graham Buckle are pictured.
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Kind-hearted customers have made Clitheroe’s Tesco store the most generous of all for helping to supply food banks.

As store staff prepare for their next big collection, they can proudly show the framed award from head office – proving they the kindest in the country.

The previous collection in July amassed 175 boxes of food, weighing a total of 1,755 kilograms, for Clitheroe Foodbank, which is based at Trinity Methodist Church, off Parson Lane. That was nearly three times the previous year’s collection of 623 kg.

Tesco tops up individual store collections by 30%, so the totalled received by the local foodbank was 2,281 kg.

Deputy store manager Graham Buckle said: “We’re very pleased and proud to be top in the country and we want to thank our customers for the fantastic support they gave to the collection. Now we’re hoping we can collect even more with our next one.”

The next Tesco collection weekend is on Friday and Saturday, November 29-30th, and Sunday, December 1st.

Sainsbury’s in Clitheroe is holding a collection this weekend, from 9am to 7pm on Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday.

The Clitheroe Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust Christian charity network.

Customers wanting to support the efforts can donate non-perishable goods, such as tinned produce, cereals, pasta, rice, tea, coffee and sugar. Items can be left at a collection point near the checkouts.