Kettering opticians looking for donations for town's food bank

"If you can donate anything at all, it will make all the difference to local families who are in crisis and might otherwise go without"

By Stephanie Weaver
Thursday, 8th April 2021, 7:00 am

A Kettering opticians is appealing to the community for donations to the local food bank.

Specsavers in the Newlands Centre has become a collection point for Kettering Foodbank, with a dedicated container inside the store for donations of food.

Under current government guidance, Specsavers stores remain open for all eye and hearing needs during lockdown.

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Bernadette McIntyre and Maxine Stacey with the collection station at Specsavers in Kettering

Specsavers Kettering store director Mark Turner said: "Sadly, we’ve all seen the demand for foodbanks across the country rise as a result of Covid-19 and we wanted to do something to help.

"If you can donate anything at all, it will make all the difference to local families who are in crisis and might otherwise go without.

"As a team we will also be making donations and are hugely grateful to anyone who can show their support."

Currently most needed items include tinned meat, hot chocolate, Super Noodles, Cup-a-soups, dog food, squash, long-life milk and cleaning products.

Kettering Foodbank is a charity organisation which provides people with food in time of crisis and helps to identify and resolve the underlying issues that cause them to fall into food poverty.

Its dedicated team of unpaid volunteers give their skills, time and experience to help those in need throughout Kettering and the surrounding villages.

For more information check out its Facebook page here.

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