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Co-op in Andover helps top up local community food cupboards

Families across Andover were sad to lose the The Co-operative Food Andover, Charlton Road.

On Monday 30 November the staff at the YMCA and APCA, teamed with Cllr Tracy Tasker and Cllr Nick Matthews (who are Councillors for Roman Ward in Test Valley Borough Council ), helped to move the surplus stock to the YMCA and Augusta park community centres in Andover.

Richard Bundy who works at Coop said, “This food has kindly been donated from the closure of Charlton Road Store. For the residents of Andover. Its great that it goes into the Community.

At the YMCA in Andover their community cupboard is now full. They now have enough stock to continue to support local family’s throughout the winter. You can contact them on 01264 310140

The team at the YMCA in Andover said, “We are overwhelmed at how much community spirit we have seen over the last month, a massive thank you to Richard and his team at The Co-operative Food Andover, East Anton Farm Road for organising todays donations.”

The Augusta Park Community Centre is open everyday from 9.30-12.30 for food collections, so if anyone is in need please feel free to contact them. Their telephone number is 01264 310921

The team at Augusta Park community centre said, “Thank you ever so much for organising this Richard. Also, a massive thanks to Paula at the community centre for all her hard work in helping to organise the delivery and space for this food. Thanks to Cllr Tasker and Cllr Matthews for giving up their time to assist with unloading and to the rest of the team.