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James Hall & Co’s SPAR-branded food donation bins have helped raise nearly £20,000 in food donations for food banks across the north.

The food donation bins have been rolled out across James Hall & Co’s company-owned stores and been made available to independent SPAR retailers.

Tomas Garliauskas, CSR project co-ordinator at James Hall, said: “The demand on local food banks increased dramatically during lockdown and although many retailers were collecting food donations before Covid-19, we wanted to create a coherent, branded stand to catch customers’ eyes and promote local food banks in need.

“The branded food bank collection points help SPAR retailers promote the fantastic work our company-owned stores and independent SPAR retailers have been doing in supporting local people.”

Donations to the food banks include tinned fruit & vegetables, toilet roll and toiletries, baby products and pet food, cereals and soups, long-life milk, and condiments.