ONE hundred supermarket crates were donated by Oldham West and Royton MP Jim McMahon as he answered Oldham Foodbank’s Christmas appeal.
The donation worth £300 came was a response to the foodbank’s call asking to borrow supermarket crates for the festive period and return them in January.
Mr McMahon saw the tweet and immediately set about trying to source the crates and get them to the foodbank. After phone calls to a supplier and the foodbank, they were picked up the same day.
“This Christmas we were going to make a donation to a local charity with the money that we’d usually spend on cards,” explained Mr McMahon.
“Then after seeing the foodbank issue this plea it made sense to try and help them. I was more than happy to contribute and facilitate getting the crates to them as soon as possible.
“The work the foodbank does for our community is so important in normal times, let alone during a crisis. This was my way of giving something back and saying thank you.
“I’m especially glad we managed to get it turned around so quickly and get the crates the same day they put out the appeal. I hope they helped during the busy Christmas period.
“And a special thanks to my team who worked to source the baskets and arrange the pick-up.”