Sainsbury’s to donate food at local charity

Mark Duffy of BASH Local, Chris OHearne and Steve Brown from Sainsburys and Rebecca Snow of BASH Local
Mark Duffy of BASH Local, Chris OHearne and Steve Brown from Sainsburys and Rebecca Snow of BASH Local

Sainsbury’s in Brighouse has agreed a partnership with BASH Local where customers can support the charity through the store’s food donation point.

All donations at the Mill Lane store will go directly to BASH Local, who are a Brighouse based charity but also support its surrounding areas in West Yorkshire.

The charity, which was founded in 2014, support homeless and vulnerable people in the local community through outreach work and drop in sessions.

BASH Local are looking for donations of any canned and packaged foods and your donations would help support the food bank that the charity runs every Monday and Friday at Central Methodist Church on Parsonage Lane, Brighouse.

Steve Brown, store manager for Sainsbury’s in Brighouse, said: “It’s fantastic to create a partnership with BASH Local who are a local charity at the heart of our community helping those in need.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for customers and colleagues to support our local area.”

Staff at Sainsbury’s in Brighouse chose BASH Local to be their new food donation partner last month and the charity will now benefit from regular donations of canned and packaged food from store customers and colleagues.

Rebecca Snow, food bank manager from BASH Local, said: “Thanks to Sainsbury’s and the generosity of the people of Brighouse, Bash Local are able to stay a independent food bank knowing all donations go straight back to those in need in our own community.

“This will impact massively on us being able to support more people and help families in the school holidays.”