Food bank stock given a boost by Gulliver’s Land

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Around 2,000 food items were collected at Gulliver’s Land at the weekend after visitors were encouraged to donate.

The theme park reduced ticket prices to just £9 on the proviso that people brought along a food item or two and donated it on arrival.

Visitors replied in great numbers, helping to collect approximately 2,000 items – the equivalent of six trolleys full of shopping.

Staff at Gulliver’s are working in partnership with Trussell Trust Food Banks, which is helping to distribute the donated items to needy people across Milton Keynes.

A Gulliver’s spokesman said: “Our food bank donation appeal prompted an amazing response from customers and we were overwhelmed by their kindness.

“It goes to show our customers are a generous bunch!”

Mike Partridge, of the Trussell Trust, said: “The response from Gulliver’s customers was tremendous and their donations will go a long way towards helping people in crisis in their area.”

This is the first time the two companies have worked together, but not the last as they are now looking to partner up again in the future.