One man’s remarkable gift as Aylsham and Stalham Tesco collections top 2.5 tonnes for foodbank

Cromer Foodbank officials Malcolm Nicholas (secretary), Tina Nicholas (chairman), Ken Masters (wareh

Cromer Foodbank officials Malcolm Nicholas (secretary), Tina Nicholas (chairman), Ken Masters (warehouse manager) and Kevin Willimott (trustee).PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: © ARCHANT NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHIC

Generous shoppers at Tesco at Stalham and Aylsham gave 2.5 tonnes of food, worth more than £4,500, to Cromer and District Foodbank during collections on Friday and Saturday.

The store giant will add 30 per cent to the total, pushing it over £6,000-worth.

Foodbank trustee Kevin Willimott said: 'This is an astonishingly impressive result. Our volunteers at both stores were overwhelmed by the number of donations.

'Many gave individual items, some gave a bag or even bags of food, and one man's gift filled two family-sized trolleys. We are hugely grateful to all donors, volunteers, and Tesco managers and staff who contributed so generously to the success of the event.'

The Cromer and District Foodbank project helps people in crisis in North Norfolk by providing emergency food, guidance and support. It is one of more than 350 UK foodbanks that operate in association with the Trussell Trust.

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