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Shop customers fund food basket for needy
CUSTOMERS at Budgens in Hullbridge have helped fund a food basket for a local charity.
The store’s customers managed to donate £1 to the Helping Hand food bank by scanning a coupon every time they did a shop.
Fifty-four customers contributed £1 each to help get the food basket together, which was called a virtual harvest.
Budgens assistant manager, Dhaval Patel, was delighted with the support from customers.
He said: “We are very pleased with the support we have seen from our customers during the virtual harvest. I think it is important for local retailers, such as Budgens, to help local causes with the support of the community.”
Helping Hand is a food bank charity that opened in March to provide essential supplies to families living in poverty in Laindon.
Helping Hand founder John Mckay, thanked customers.
He said: “Budgens virtual harvest will help us to feed local people in crisis through the winter months.
“Budgens has used modern technology to raise awareness of this age-old problem.”
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