Visi­tors add to ‘his­toric’ food­bank col­lec­tion

Gloucestershire Echo - - NEWS -

ONE of the UK’S largest sin­gle food­bank col­lec­tions has re­ceived more than three tons and 120 crates of do­na­tions at the Malvern Au­tumn Show.

Run along with char­ity the Trus­sell Trust, Three Coun­ties hosted the ground­break­ing ini­tia­tive across the two-day show last week­end to help tackle poverty and give back to its lo­cal com­mu­nity.

Vol­un­teers were over­whelmed as more than 60,000 visi­tors poured through the gates and headed to the col­lec­tion point. On the first day well over 60 crates were col­lected and had to be moved to an­other stor­age point overnight as the ini­tial tent be­came too full.

Diana Wal­ton, head of shows at the Three Coun­ties Show­ground, said: “The re­sponse to our gi­ant har­vest fes­ti­val col­lec­tion has been in­cred­i­ble.

“Our visi­tors have been ex­tremely gen­er­ous and have helped be­come part of some­thing his­toric. This col­lec­tion was all about giv­ing back to those in our com­mu­nity we know are in need.”

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