Salford Shopping Centre is giving back to local families in need this Christmas by donating over 4,000 essential food items to Salford Foodbank.
Looking to make a real difference to those in need, the centre has provided food from the supermarkets based in the centre, including Iceland, Aldi and Home Bargains.
Salford Foodbank is supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
With Salford Shopping Centre’s help, the team provided shopping for multiple three day food parcels containing nutritionally balanced items such as soup, pasta, fruit and vegetable to support local people in crisis.
“These are particularly hard times for many people, particularly in our community, and this year we felt compelled to do something that would directly benefit the lives of people in Salford,” says Salford Shopping Centre manager, Nick Pitt.
“By working with the supermarkets here at the shopping centre we have been able to secure thousands of food items and transport them from our shelves to the Salford Foodbank.
“We hope our donation will make life a little easier for those who have to use the Salford Foodbank this festive season, secure in the knowledge that it will be well stocked and with our best wishes.
Emma Rapley, Salford Foodbank’s warehouse coordinator, expressed her gratitude for the initiative.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to the team at Salford Shopping Centre for arranging this generous donation of food to Salford Foodbank,” she said.
“The amount donated was over a week’s worth of food supply for us.
“We are currently distributing 130 food parcels each week to individuals and families across Salford facing crisis and food poverty.
“Our parcels include three days worth of nutritionally balanced food and drink, plus a Chrismtas goodie bag in the lead up to the big day.
“We know this means so much to those people to our foodbank centres at this time of year.”