Local foodbank seeking support from community

Tesco Ellon
Tesco Ellon

Aberdeenshire North Foodbank is urging locals to support the Tesco Food Collection taking place this week.

Volunteers from the Foodbank will meet and greet shoppers at Tesco Ellon over the weekend to encourage them to donate food.

Aberdeenshire North Foodbank is asking in particular for long life milk, long life fruit juice, tinned vegetables and sponge puddings.

Foodbank manager Jeannie Price said: “We’re glad we can be here to help, but our work can only continue because of the unfailing generosity of the community.

“Crucially for us, Tesco also provide a 20% financial top-up, calculated on the weight of the food donated so the collection is doubly important for us.”