Generous donations swell food bank coffers in South Shields

The food bank collection and cheque presentation at South Shields interchange
13 July 2020

Generous donations for a local food bank have been officially handed over after a collection at South Shields Transport Interchange.

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, ran the food bank collection point at the interchange from July 6 – 10 to help people who are struggling to make ends meet during the Covid-19 crisis.

All of the items that were collected were handed over to the South Shields based Hospitality and Hope food bank on Friday.

Customer Services Director at Nexus, Huw Lewis, said: “Metro is at the heart of the local community, making it an ideal location for food bank collection points.

“We saw an amazing response from people in South Tyneside and we have collected bag after bag of food for those most in need across the borough. This will aid people in the most deprived areas , many of who are struggling even more due to the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic.”

The collection tub swelled with donations, including items such as long-life milk, tinned fish, pasta, rice, other canned items and toiletries.

Track renewals contractor, Redstone Projects, chipped in with a generous cash donation of £500.

The food bank collections are taking place at Park Lane Interchange in Sunderland all this week, 8am11am.
 

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Nexus hands over food to local food bank in South Shields

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