More than a tonne of food was donated to Doncaster foodbank over the weekend by generous shoppers.
The 1.33 tonnes of food was handed over to an army of volunteers at the Church View Tesco and will be used to help feed local people facing crisis.
Shirley Donnelly, of Doncaster foodbank, said: “I was amazed at how generous some people were, literally coming out of the supermarket with carrier bags full of food for the collection.
“It was lovely to see lots of children getting involved and walking up to us with a big smile on their face and packs of biscuits or sugar in their arms. They were really pleased to be giving, which is very encouraging.”
She added: “All the food given out by the foodbank has been donated by the public, which makes collections like Friday and Saturday’s so important. The foodbank wouldn’t be able to run without public generosity.”
The food is given to people in crisis put forward by front line care professionals such as Citizens’ Advice Bureau staff, health visitors, housing workers, social workers and probation officers.
The aim of the foodbank is to help people through short term crisis by providing three days of emergency food.
It also provides support to help combat longer term problems.