Customers at two supermarkets have donated nearly three-and-a-half tonnes of supplies to Worcester Foodbank ahead of Christmas.

Shoppers at Tesco in St Peter’s and Warndon made Christmas come early for the foodbank as they donated food and other necessities during the festive three-day collection at the two stores.

The donations were part of an annual nationwide effort involving foodbanks across the Trussell Trust network.



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The charitable contributions come at a crucial time, as the foodbank grapples with a 40% increase in referrals in the first 10 months of the year.

Furthermore the city's foodbank says it is bracing itself for its busiest winter on record, with the collective expectation of one food parcel being provided every eight seconds.

Ruth Allsopp, operations coordinator at the foodbank, said: "Tesco shoppers have delivered the goods again with another fabulous response to our collection."

"We’re enormously grateful to everyone who has supported us - not just during those three days but across what has been the most demanding year we’ve faced."

She added: "People’s generosity is an essential ingredient in our efforts to ensure no one goes hungry this Christmas or throughout the winter."