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Food bank fund supporting Bucks residents

The aim is to raise money as well as food for the services.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 2:56pm 29th June 2020. 2-minute read.

Food bank fund supporting Bucks residents

Buckinghamshire residents are being asked to help with donations. 

Midcounties co-op is calling on Buckinghamshire locals to help them support local foodbanks by donating to their fund. 

The fund supports over 70 foodbanks, including the Aylesbury Vineyard Storehouse, providing them with vouchers o spend on essential supplies in their local Midcounties Co-op Food stores.

The Society opened up the fund in March with a £25,000 donations, and called on its members and customers to support the initiative with donations, managing to raise a furthers £15,000 for the fund.

Co-op Fortnight runs from June 24th - July 7th and the focus this year is calling people across the community to support the most vulnerable on their area. 

Phil Ponsonby, chief executive of Co-op Midcounties, said: 

"We've been overwhelmed by the generosity of our members, colleagues and customers across Buckinghamshire, but foodbanks tell us that demand or their services remains at unprecedented levels and is likely to stay this way for many months to come. 

"Foodbanks have provided vital support to growing numbers of people during this time, but they themselves are facing a funding crisis and have struggled to provide help to everyone who needs it. 

"During Co-op Fortnight we want to harness some of the new co-operation we've seen to keep changing society for the better.

"We know that many people are facing challenges of their own right now, but we're asking those who can afford it to give what they can to support food banks that are working hard to help make sure no one in the community goes hungry."

To donate to the Co-op Midcounties foodbank fun please visit their website.

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