AN OXFORDSHIRE housebuilder has supported Abingdon Foodbank with a donation of groceries.

Abingdon Foodbank is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Based at Christ Church in Abingdon, the foodbank has two distribution centres within the town and is still striving to support those in need during the Covid-19 crisis with food donations.

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David Wilson Homes, based at the nearby Dida Gardens and Letcombe Gardens developments in Didcot and Wantage, donated tinned meat, tinned fruit, tea bags, dried pasta, UHT milk, baked beans and breakfast cereals to the foodbank.

Samantha Stapley, chief operating officer at the Trussell Trust, said: “As the coronavirus outbreak develops, more people are likely to need a foodbank’s help.

"Our teams are working tirelessly to ensure that foodbanks are able to remain open and have the necessary stocks to respond to this crisis.

"The support of David Wilson Homes means foodbanks will be able to remain agile to respond to the fast-changing situation and continue to provide the lifeline of emergency food and additional support for people in crisis.”