Northern supermarket chain Booths has said that it will increase its support for local food banks, in a bid to help tackle increasing levels of poverty.
All 28 Booths stores are now partnered with a local food bank (or associated charity) which provides food parcels and meals to those in need of support.
The initiative is being driven by Booths customer experience manager Colin Porter.
Colin said: “All our stores are partnered with an assortment of local charities; from donation hubs, who distribute donations to where they’re needed, to kitchens that can make use of any surplus fresh food.
“This initiative is vital to help reduce food waste as well as support organisations and residents within our trading areas. The aim is to get as much surplus food to those in need.”
He added: “We are blessed with some fantastic partners who continue to deliver an outstanding service.
“The drive, commitment and understanding of the need of others makes this scheme life changing. I would like to thank our food bank partners for their friendship and partnership with Booths.”
Over 90% of the food distributed by food banks is donated by the public, and food bank donation points can be found in every Booths store.
The Knutsford store supports Mid Cheshire Food Bank. For more info about the charity’s collection points, please see: www.midcheshire.foodbank.org.uk/locations