Supermarket customers donate items for Clevedon foodbank's Christmas hamper appeal

PUBLISHED: 16:00 28 November 2017

Phil Chandler, Richard Lewis and Kelly Croxton from Clevedon Foodbank at Nailsea Waitrose.

Phil Chandler, Richard Lewis and Kelly Croxton from Clevedon Foodbank at Nailsea Waitrose.

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Foodbank volunteers have collected almost 300kg of items for a Christmas hamper campaign at a Nailsea supermarket.

Phil Chandler, Richard Lewis and Kelly Croxton from Clevedon Foodbank at Nailsea Waitrose.Phil Chandler, Richard Lewis and Kelly Croxton from Clevedon Foodbank at Nailsea Waitrose.

Clevedon and District Foodbank members spent time at Waitrose in High Street where customers donated 282kg, filling four large trolleys.

The food will be used to create hampers which will be sent to families in need across North Somerset.

A foodbank spokesman said: “This is the fourth year we have offered these hampers to our referral agencies so they can make Christmas a bit brighter for local people across our area who would otherwise find it very hard to celebrate.”

MORE: Last year’s Christmas hampers help hundreds of families

Volunteers will also be at Sainsbury’s in Portishead on Friday.

Collection points are also at Tesco in Clevedon and the Co-op in Yatton.

Click here for more information on the charity.

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