ONE hundred festive hampers were handed over to Faringdon foodbanks by Tesco for people in need during the holidays.

The colleagues at Faringdon Superstore donated food items and encouraged shoppers to contribute anything they were able.

All the items were then wrapped up as hampers and handed over to the foodbanks so that they could be distributed ahead of Christmas Day.

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Guy Bexon, manager of the Park Road store, said: “At this time of year many of us are looking forward to Christmas, but there are some families who will have nothing, so we were trying to ensure that as many as possible receive something.

“Every year we hear about an increasing number of children and families living under difficult circumstances, so it’s important to think about how we as a community can contribute.

“All our staff have been fantastic in the way they’ve got behind this initiative, and our customers have been as generous as ever.”

Colette Keogh-Green, the store’s ‘community champion’, added: “Thanks to the local people who helped us, what was achieved in this hamper appeal was a great combined community effort.

“The team felt strongly about contributing to this cause, and we’re really grateful to all the thoughtful shoppers who supported us.

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“Whenever we’ve run anything to help the community, our customers have always shown what caring people they are and that we are lucky to have them.”


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford and Wantage.

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