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Tesco helps Bridge Community Church in Bury St Edmunds with items for foodbank





People in Bury St Edmunds are receiving food supplies from Tesco stores thanks to a foodbank at one of the town’s churches.

The Bridge Community Church, in Queens Road, is running a ‘Community Grocery’ membership scheme using the surplus food from Tesco and making it available to people in need on the west side of town.

The Community Grocery scheme is different to traditional foodbanks as it allows people to shop for what they want for their family rather than just being given handouts.

Not only does the church help with the foodbank it also runs weekly support initiatives for parents, toddlers, children, young adults, parents, and seniors. Picture: Bridge Community Church
Not only does the church help with the foodbank it also runs weekly support initiatives for parents, toddlers, children, young adults, parents, and seniors. Picture: Bridge Community Church

David Oakley, lead pastor at the church, said: “We are extremely grateful to Tesco and FareShare (which are also involved in the foodbank) for their ongoing support. Our purpose is to wholeheartedly serve our community and strive to see lives transformed in Bury St Edmunds and beyond.”

The church also runs weekly support initiatives for parents, toddlers, children, youth, young adults, parents, and seniors.

Specifically, for those who struggle with addiction, mental health, financial problems, food poverty, loneliness, and the English language – providing a welcoming space giving food, advocacy, mentoring, and volunteer opportunities.