Delivery for Kidderminster Foodbank

Special delivery: Maureen Lewis receives food packages from Morrisons supermarket.

Special delivery: Maureen Lewis receives food packages from Morrisons supermarket.

First published in News Kidderminster Shuttle: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A FOODBANK in Kidderminster has received a special delivery from a major supermarket chain.

Morrisons, based in Green Street, used one of its online delivery trucks to top up the Baxter Church-based service which helps those unable to put food on their tables.

The van dropped off two trolleys worth of shopping to the foodbank as part of a trial run before the supermarket launched its online delivery service last Friday.

Sam Cole, community champion at the Kidderminster store - who chose the foodbank to receive the goods - said: "We are extremely excited that morrisons.com is launching in our area and it was great to be involved with the test run to offer the foodbank a donation which we hope will make a real difference."

Kidderminster Foodbank coordinator Maureen Lewis said the delivery was a welcome boost to the service following a busy Christmas.

"We were very grateful for the Morrisons food, £200 worth of food was fantastic," she said. "It was a lot of stuff that we really needed, the person who picked the food really picked the right stuff."

She said the service - which has now fed 4,700 since opening in May 2012 - was still handing out "extra treats" such as toys and minced pies which have continued to be donated following the holiday period.

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