Treasure Hunt in Tesco helps collect food and cash for foodbank

Creavery Primary School with Councillor Timothy Gaston, Tesco Community Champion, Ronnie McFall and Foodbank Volunteers. INBT 31- FOOD BANK 1.
Creavery Primary School with Councillor Timothy Gaston, Tesco Community Champion, Ronnie McFall and Foodbank Volunteers. INBT 31- FOOD BANK 1.

The Trussell trust held their Sixth Neighbourhood Food Collection recently at the Tesco Superstore, Ballymena.

Ballymena Foodbank manager, Mandy Frew worked closely with Ronny McFall, Community Champion Tesco Ballymena to gain support from Tesco colleagues, customers and Foodbank volunteers.

This was reflected in the success of the collection with 1688.6kg food collected and £680 in cash donations.

Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Timothy Gaston lent his support to lead a treasure hunt with school children from Creavery Primary.

The children were given clues to find different food items and if all food was placed into the trolley Tesco Ballymena would donate the contents to the Foodbank.

Cllr Gaston was fitted with a Go Pro video camera to his chest to record the fun.

Tesco Ballymena and Ballymena Foodbank would like to thank all those who helped organise the collection and our generous customers.

For more information or if you have an idea for how Tesco Ballymena can help in the community call into the store or contact them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tesco-Ballymena-Community-Team/870769962995430.