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New Easter appeal for foodbank donations launched in Lichfield

A new foodbank appeal is being launched in Lichfield.

The drive for donation over Easter follows a similar campaign by the Central England Co-operative at Christmas.

That appeal saw 60,000 items handed over, helping to create 16,000 meals for families in need.

Now food and toiletries are again being accepted at the company’s Boley Park supermarket from March 19 to April 2.

Martyn Cheatle, Central England Co-operative Chief Executive, said: “Everyone involved with the society was delighted with the amazing response by customers and members to our Christmas Foodbank Appeal and this is why we have decided to help people in need this Easter.

“Our Christmas campaign saw enough food donated to create 5,500 food parcels and make a real difference in our communities.

“We want to continue to help people by continuing our great work with foodbanks and this is why we are launching our Easter Foodbank Appeal to encourage our customers and members to help provide vital food and supplies for people across the area.

“All we are asking is that people drop off one or more items into our foodbanks this Easter and help make a real difference.”

Items that can be donated include shopping basket staples from tea, sugar and cereals to other essentials such as toiletries and hygiene products.

Ian Coxon, from Lichfield Foodbank, said: “This is such a special time of the year for so many people. I have every faith that Central England Co-op’s incredibly generous customers will not forget those in crisis at Easter.”

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