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Town's food bank enjoys your support
MALVERN’S new food bank is celebrating a cash boost of almost £1,000 courtesy of a local supermarket.
David Wareing, chairman of Malvern Hills Foodbank, was thrilled to receive £920 from Waitrose.
The Great Malvern store chose to support the charity in the latest round of its long-running Community Matters scheme.
The initiative asks shoppers to use special tokens vote for a local cause they would like to support when they reach the checkout.
Mr Wareing said: “We’re delighted that the people of Malvern have recognised the essential service that the food bank provides by supporting us with Waitrose green tokens.
“The money will enable us to purchase products which are in short supply and which cannot always be managed through our donation scheme.”
The food bank, which is based at Howsell Road Industrial Estate in Malvern Link, opened its doors last month and is already in high demand.
It accepts donations of dried, tinned and long life products to make up its food parcels.
These are designed to last three days and are used to support vulnerable people in Malvern and its surrounding villages.