Woodbridge Food Bank, run by the Woodbridge Salvation Army, has received a welcome boost of £500 thanks to the Co-op.

Woodbridge Food Bank, run by the Woodbridge Salvation Army, has received a welcome boost of £500 thanks to the Co-op.

The donation of £250, which was subsequently matched by running club the Woodbridge Shufflers, brings the total donation to £500. The money will go towards helping around 26 local families that would otherwise struggle to afford food.

The £250 was originally paid by the Co-op to the Shufflers to sponsor this year’s Woodbridge Round the Town 10K, which has since been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Having being offered a refund, the Co-op generously opted to donate instead.

Major Alan Hill, of The Salvation Army in Woodbridge, said: “As we witness a greater demand for emergency food, this donation is very welcome, particularly at Easter time. From redundancy and illness to a difficulty simply going shopping for food, local families are facing increasingly hard times, and that’s where we can help.

Dave Alley, race director for The Woodbridge Shufflers, said:

“We were delighted to hear of the Co-op’s generosity and were pleased to match their donation. The Woodbridge Round The Town race is at heart a charitable enterprise, giving over 10,000 per year to charity. So while this year’s race is on hold, we’re pleased to help in what small way we can during these challenging times.”

For details about the Woodbridge Food Bank, Contact Major Alan Hill email: alan.hill@salvationarmy.org.uk or phone 07562007125

For information about the Woodbridge Shufflers 10K race, planned for 2021, visit https://woodbridgeshufflers.org.uk/our-races/woodbridge-10k