East Yorkshire Foodbank has expressed their gratitude after they scooped top prize in the Tesco Bags of Help Incentive.
The charity which helps tackle food poverty says the money will help fund their new delivery service.
Food poverty in the East Riding of Yorkshire continues to rise. The issue has been made worse by the introduction of Universal Credit and also the austerity measures by the Conservative Government.
During the first two months, the work they do to feed people was recognised by shoppers at Tesco. They voted them as the winners meaning the charity benefits from a cash windfall.
Development Manager Richard Newby said;
“East Yorkshire Foodbank, its trustees, volunteers and clients would like to thank the many shoppers that supported the foodbank.”
“We would also like to thank them for their support during January and February for choosing to put their Bags of Help tokens into the foodbank slot.”
“The £4,000 that has been won by the foodbank will be used to help provide in crisis doorstep food delivery to people across the East Riding of Yorkshire.”
East Yorkshire Foodbank To Use Money To Help Tackle Food Poverty
“This service is for people that are unable to get out due to sickness, disability or infirmity.”
“It will support the running costs of the recently acquired van. The funds for the van were donated by an individual donor who wanted to remain anonymous.”
“If anyone would like any further information about this project or the food bank in general, please do not hesitate to contact us.”
“We will be very happy to talk to you. Thank you all once again.”
Tesco has been long term supporters of the Foodbank. They helped them boost stocks over Christmas while also have permanent donation points.
Numbers of people needing to access the service continue to rise. Locally the charity help feeds a number of children who would overwise go without a meal.