A Ross-on-Wye Morrisons community champion has volunteered to bolster the supplies at Ross foodbanks during the cost-of-living crisis.

Community champion at the Ross Morrisons, Naomi Haggett told the Gazette: “Saturday was a great success. I had 20 green trays full of goods that were collected by volunteers from Ross Food Larder and Newent Lord’s Larder. I usually find that our community is a generous one and Saturday’s event was no exception. Please express my gratitude to everybody that donated something as there was also £32 in the collection tin which I used to buy more items.”

The challenge was to fill up a Morrisons parking space with items the local foodbanks would find useful, such as: dried goods such as pasta, rice, cereal, jarred sauces, tinned, veg, tinned meat, custard, rice pudding, and jams; as well as household items like shampoo, shower gel, washing up liquid, and laundry detergent.

She supports Ross Food Larder and Lords Larder in Newent weekly so the majority of items donated will be split between the two.