Store lends support to help feed the needy

Captain Steven Turner receives the food supplies from Morrisons manager Sharon McKendrick and grocery manager Brian Turnbull

Captain Steven Turner receives the food supplies from Morrisons manager Sharon McKendrick and grocery manager Brian Turnbull

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A LOCAL supermarket has delivered a shot in the arm to the Salvation Army’s campaign to help the needy.

Captain Steven Turner collected a large donation of food from Morrisons, whose manager Sharon McKendrick had organised a charity raffle, the tickets for which were sold by employee Liz Logan.

And after giving out prizes, the remaining £350 was used to buy food supplies to assist the Salvation Army in providing food parcels.

Captain Steven Turner commented: “A combination of the financial crisis, our higher than average unemployment and the spending squeeze by the government means an increasing number of people find themselves with little money for food. And with new benefit restrictions and other budget measures, this will only get worse.”

The Salvation Army is part of a Borders network of churches which is aiming to offer help to those in short-term financial difficulty.