Addaction creates food market for clients after Portishead Aldi donations

PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 November 2017

Addaction has set up a market offering free food to its clients. Picture: Addaction

Addaction has set up a market offering free food to its clients. Picture: Addaction

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A Portishead supermarket has launched a new initiative to support a North Somerset charity.

Aldi, in Wyndham Way, has started donating unwanted food to addiction and mental health charity Addaction, which is based in Weston-super-Mare and served clients across the district.

Addaction’s clients have access to its new Boulevard Market, which is run by volunteers and will offer free fresh fruit, vegetables and bread once a week.

An Addaction spokesman said: “We believe this is an excellent time to start this with Universal Credit coming into play and gaps of benefits, changes to our clients budgeting from fortnightly to monthly.

“We hope our market generates clients coming together in an easy going atmosphere, not necessarily discussing addiction but chatting about lifestyle, food and budgeting and generating a community spirit to build on someone’s recovery capital.”

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