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Bromley foodbank well stocked after generous shopper donations

PUBLISHED: 10:46 11 December 2012 | UPDATED: 11:16 11 December 2012

Bromley Borough Foodbank will be well stocked this Christmas after generous shoppers donated almost four tonnes of pies, pasta and puddings last week.

Customers at Tesco in Homesdale Road, Bromley and Augustus Lane, Orpington were joined by others in Sidcup and Riverhead - in giving by the trolley-load, with the food going to people in crisis over the festive period.

Aiming for the largest ever food collection in the UK, 900 Tesco stores took part across the country and joined forces with foodbanks charity the Trussell Trust and food redistribution charity FareShare.

The most popular items donated proved to be mince pies and pasta sauces, along with tinned goods such as soup and baked beans.

Food will now be handed out to those in need by the Bromley Borough Foodbank, run by Mary Beckingham - who says there is a “huge” demand across borough.

She said: “We were absolutely blown away by the generosity of shoppers at Tesco last weekend. Some people even donated whole trolley loads of food.

“We’re seeing a huge demand so the food donated could not have come at a better time. Christmas is looking a little brighter for families in crisis as a result.”

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