£1,000 food aid to local causes

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The Lincolnshire Co-operative is set to donate £1,000 worth of food to charit food banks in the Skegness, Spilsby and Alford areas.

The donation is part of a wide £4,500 donation of more than 7,000 items of food across Lincolnshire and Newark in the run up to Christmas.

In total 18 food banks will each receive £250 food packages - with the Skegness, Spilsby and Alford Community Larders and The Storehouse in Skegness amongst the beneficiaries.

Lincolnshire Co-op’s Supply Chain Manager Nicola Berry said: “We’re really pleased to be able to support people in our communities and we know that our donation will help the food banks to provide for many people in need over the festive period.”

Each food pack will feature 418 products including 24 tins of peas, 12 jars of pasta sauce, 12 bags of porridge oats and 24 litres of UHT milk.

The donation comes as the Trussell Trust reports a 170 per cent rise in the number of people turning to food banks in the last 12 months.

Food banks are designed to help people experiencing a short term crisis. Care agencies give a client a voucher which is handed over at a food bank in return for three days’ worth of food.

Members of the Lincs Co-op can support their food bank by choosing them as their Community Champion.