Asda blown away by the generosity of the Travellers community

January 14 2019
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A national Foodbank challenge started by members of the travelling community arrived at Asda's store in Filton last month.

Travellers across the country filled shopping trolleys with food and gifts to donate to the less fortunate this Christmas.

The viral challenge was started by Watson Harrop from Bishop Auckland, who initiated the scheme after noticing the Foodbank donation basket at his local supermarket was always empty when he visited.

He filmed himself filling a trolley full of food to donate to the Foodbank, nominating Facebook friends to take up the challenge using the hashtag #foodbanknomination.

Asda Filton's Community Champion David Thomas said, "I happened to glance across to our Foodbank trolley as I was leeaving the store on my way to a meeting in the community when I noticed there were just a few items in it. Imagine my surprise when I returned a couple of hours later to find not only that trolley full of food, but a further four trolleys full of food too."

A total of 12 trolleys full of food were donated to Asda's Filton store and it was all given to North Bristol Foodbank for distribution to its outlets in Filton, Horfield, Lockleaze, Southmead and Patchway, ensuring that local people benefit.