Oswestry Angel’s Mike and Linda Lade picked up fifty easter eggs and other Easter treats from One-Stop in Cabin Lane, Oswestry and delivered to Oswestry and Borders Foodbank.

Liz Jermy, manager of Oswestry and Borders Foodbank, said “Thank you so much – these are perfect for an extra sweet treat this Easter. It is lovely to be able to give really nice Easter eggs to families and individuals as well as the much needed food for the cupboard and fridge.

Since the start of the Pandemic in March 2020 until 18th March 2021 we have had 47.6 tonnes of food donated from supermarkets, schools, churches, businesses, charities and individuals. In addition, the foodbank has been able to help households with butcher’s vouchers and fresh fruit and vegetables.

Some 44 tonnes of food have been given out as emergency food parcels, helping 4446 people, including 1373 children under 18yrs. This is a 55% increase from March 2020.

The foodbank works with 70 support agencies across North Shropshire and the Welsh Borders who refer their clients and service users for emergency food parcels.

The foodbank team and Trustees are incredibly grateful to Oswestry Angels and all those who continue to be so generous in giving food, toiletries, pet food and money to help towards the work of the foodbank – which is to ensure no one goes hungry. Thank you all so much. You can see more news on our website: oswestryandborders.foodbank.org.uk

Pictured: Rob Jones and Nicola Harrington at One Stop.

Pictured: Liz Jermy at the Food Bank.