Fighting hunger on the doorstep

GENEROUS shoppers at a Shaw superstore have helped ensure individuals and families across Oldham will not go hungry over the summer.

For two days, volunteers from Churches Together accepted donations at Asda and were overwhelmed by support from locals.

Nearly 80 crates of food were collected in conjunction with Asda’s summer long Fight Hunger Create Change campaign.

“Being hungry is not very nice,” said one shopper after donating towards the appeal.

Another customer wanted to donate money. Instead, a shopping list was drawn up to the value of the intended donation and a volunteer helped the shopper collect a variety of goods.

Heather Murdoch, a Shaw foodbank co-ordinator, told the Correspondent: “We want to make sure there is enough food for children when they are off school during the summer holidays.

“For whatever reason people have not got food, the foodbank can help.

“The goods we have collected will be used to feed people not only in Shaw and Crompton but throughout Oldham.”

Alternatively, food can continue to be dropped off at Shaw and Crompton Churches Together foodbank hosted at the Salvation Army headquarters on Farrow Street East.

Items required for distribution include tinned tomatoes, vegetables, potatoes, fish and fruit, tea, coffee, longlife milk, fruit juice, toilet rolls, soap, shower gel, nappies plus dog and cat food.

To find out more about Fight Hunger Create Change go online to

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