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Co-op’s Easter campaign helps families in need across the islands

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THE Channel Islands Co-operative Society’s Be A Good Egg campaign, which ran at Easter, enabled two charities to distribute food to vulnerable families in the Channel Islands.

Dennis Short, of the Salvation Army, at a Co-op donation point

Shoppers donated items such as cereal, tinned food and pasta, as well as Easter treats, which the Salvation Army in Jersey and Guernsey Welfare distributed to people in need over the Easter holiday.

Richard Nunn, lieutenant from the Salvation Army, Jersey, said: ‘We’ve had a very positive response from the society’s campaign this Easter. Islanders have really gone the extra mile in buying and donating a variety of good-quality food items, which will ensure more than ten families in Jersey have nutritious meals for approximately four days. It’s wonderful to see the community coming together to help those people in need this Easter. We really appreciate the Co-op’s support for the Salvation Army by running these campaigns.’

Katey White, the Channel Islands Co-operative Society’s community and membership manager, said: ‘The society is one of the Channel Islands’ largest community retailers, and so we view it as our responsibility to give back to the communities we call home. ‘We’re pleased the campaign was a success and would like to thank Islanders for their generosity, which has made sure a number of vulnerable families were able to enjoy the Easter period.’

The Be A Good Egg campaign ran during the Easter period and a similar food donation appeal campaign is also run at Christmas time.

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