Farnham Food Bank is to receive a windfall £950 donation thanks to shoppers at the Co-op in Wrecclesham.

More than £48,000 was raised by customers swiping their membership cards at Co-op supermarkets across the Southern region, with Co-op adding 2p to the pot per qualifying transaction.

This will be shared between 75 food banks supported by customers’ goods donations in Southern Co-op’s retail and funeral care branches including in Wrecclesham.

Harriet Lanyon, Farnham food bank’s project manager, said: “It is wonderful news to hear the Farnham food bank is going to receive £950. This donation will help us meet the needs of many of the area’s poorest families during a very difficult period.

“We have seen an increase in demand for emergency food support over the past year, with the rising cost of living making it harder for many people to afford even the essentials for daily life.

“Thanks to generous donations of food and finance from supporters like yourselves we are able to help make life for these struggling individuals and families a little easier and for that we are truly grateful.”