Kindness in store for deprived families

Staff at Asda distribution centre, Wigan, warehouse colleague John Nicholson, left, and general manager Simon Grady, centre, donate food to Nolan Bradshaw, project manager at the Storehouse Project
Staff at Asda distribution centre, Wigan, warehouse colleague John Nicholson, left, and general manager Simon Grady, centre, donate food to Nolan Bradshaw, project manager at the Storehouse Project
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A SUPERMARKET depot has donated food to a project aiding Wigan’s deprived families.

Staff at the Goose Green Asda distribution centre have given away boxes of food and cleaning products to The Storehouse Project, a collaboration between Queen’s Hall Methodist Church and Billinge Family Church.

The scheme, based at a former bakery in Cross Street, Wigan, works with agencies to identify people who are in need of extra food parcels. Depot general manager Simon Grady said: “We run a food drive, asking colleagues to donate as we are committed to making a difference to food poverty. All stores and depots have been encouraged to help and make a difference in their community. Summer is a challenging time for food banks as families have the additional burden of children on holiday and the extra meals they need to provide for them.”

Storehouse project manager Nolan Bradshaw said: “We’re glad a major supermarket is supplying stuff for us. Asda, from time to time, has offered food and toiletries to give Wigan people for free, which is gratefully received.”