Supermarket chain donates £500 and boosts food bank supplies to help people in Wellingborough

Tesco has handed over £500 and made a bumper food donation to help ensure people in need in Wellingborough get a Christmas dinner this year.

Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 10:54 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 11:51 am
Tesco staff handing over the vouchers and donations for the food bank

The contributions have been made to the Daylight Centre Fellowship in High Street, which is working to help people who feel isolated and alone this Christmas.

A team from the Wellingborough Tesco store at Victoria Park, including community champion Tracey Boswell, visited the centre to hand over the money in Tesco gift cards as well as delivery of more than 600 essential items for the food bank.

The gift cards will be used to help provide a Christmas Day lunch for people who would otherwise be on their own or who would not get a hot meal.

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The food bank donations included tinned potatoes, tinned vegetables, jam, tinned fruit, long life milk and thousands of bags for life.

Tesco also donated supplies for the centre itself, including tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

The Daylight Centre Fellowship aims to help people in Wellingborough and surrounding area in meeting personal challenges that range from complex mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse, learning difficulties, to homelessness or just feeling fragile, isolated and alone.

Tesco community champion Tracey Boswell said: “The run-up to Christmas is a particularly busy time for the food bank and we are delighted to be able to help in this way.

“The work the Daylight Centre Fellowship charity does for local people is amazing and it deserves all the help it can get.”

Viv Adams, day centre and food bank co-ordinator for the Daylight Centre Fellowship said: “The last couple of months have been very busy.

“We have seen a marked increase in the number of clients coming through the door seeking advice.

“This has been coupled with a significant increase in the number of food parcels being given out by the food bank, so we are extremely grateful for the help and support Tesco is providing.”

For more information about the Daylight Centre and its work, click here