Million Meal appeal helps to provide just that thanks to city shoppers

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Shoppers played their part in making this years Million Meal Appeal the most successful yet when they donated food at city stores at the weekend.

Fareshare estimated that they collected enough food to provide two million meals across the country, making it the biggest food drive collection ever held in the UK.

Participating Sainsbury’s stores in Bletchley and CMK had a very positive response with shoppers doing their part in donating one item from their shopping to the charity.

The donations were then collected by MK Foodbank on Monday.

Andrew Pakes, Labour and Co-operative Parliamentary spokesperson for Milton Keynes, was collecting with volunteers on Saturday in the Bletchley store.

He said: “The Million Meal Appeal was a roaring success thanks to the generosity of Sainsbury’s shoppers in Bletchley and Central Milton Keynes. Enough food was collected across the country to feed more than two million people.

“This will be a real help for families facing the squeeze over the coming months, even more so with heating bills rocketing and food prices continuing to rise. With further benefit and tax credit changes planned we need to give MK Foodbank all the support and help they deserve.”