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Beverley generosity helps foodbank
A food collection at Beverley’s Tesco store at the weekend resulted in 83 crates of food and £680 in donations being collected. The store topped up customer donations by 20 per cent and everything collected is being passed on to the East Yorkshire Foodbank, which operates the Beverley Foodbank.
Richard Newby, Development Manager, and the trustees of the East Yorkshire Foodbank told us: “The volunteers of East Yorkshire Foodbank are once again amazed at the generosity of Tesco’s customers and the Beverley public. For us to have collected 83 crates of food, and £680, at the Tesco Food Collection, is wonderful and will allow the foodbank to help people in crisis within the local area over the Christmas period and into the New Year.
Store manager Chris Beamish commented: ‘‘We would like to thank all of our customers who supported our collection. Thanks to your fantastic generosity, we can provide much needed food for hundreds of local people. Additionally we would like to thank all the volunteers from the East Yorkshire Foodbank who helped with the collection throughout and also Councillor Phil Dodsworth, Deputy Mayor of Beverley, who helped at the collection on the Saturday.’’