A CHARITY providing meals for children during the summer holidays have received £1,000 from Jack's in Middlewich.

Middlewich and District Foodbank has been awarded a grant to help with their coronavirus relief efforts.

The charity was invited to apply to the Jack's Support Scheme to receive some well deserved funding to help support their incredible organisation.

Rachel Pendleton, from Middlewich and District Foodbank, said: “I would just like this opportunity to thank Jack's for their very kind donation. Every summer holidays we run a school meal replacement scheme in collaboration with the local schools.

"This helps those in our community that are struggling financially and ensures children do not go hungry. This money will go towards any shortages we have during this very busy time. We are still desperate for donations so if you can donate just one item when you do your weekly shop it helps tremendously.”

Darren Preston, Jack’s Middlewich store manager, said: “We launched Jack’s Supports to give something back to the local communities that have supported us since our launch. Each of the charities involved in the scheme do fantastic work in the local area, and we’re delighted that we are in a position to be able to offer our support.”

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Jack’s supermarket, part of the Tesco family, launched its support scheme to donate proceeds from the sale of carrier bags to local good causes voted for by its customers.

During the pandemic Jack’s have had to adapt their project by removing voting units from all stores. To ensure charities did not miss out on this vital funding, Jack’s invited charities to apply for funding and chose four charities at random to receive the full grant.

To be considered for the next round of Jack’s Supports funding charities can apply by visiting jackssupports.org.uk