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Daily ‘swamped’ with food bank donations after inserting bags into newspapers

A regional daily has been “swamped” with a tonne of donations after urging readers to fill bags inserted into the newspaper with food for struggling families.

The Greenock Telegraph launched an appeal in aid of Inverclyde Foodbank after a surge in demand during the coronavirus crisis.

A special bag, pictured below, was inserted into every copy of the Telegraph earlier this month for readers to fill with food.

Donations have since been returned to the paper’s office – with more than 1,000 kilograms’ worth being collected.

Greenock foodbank

Speaking to HTFP, Editor Brian Hossack said: “We were overwhelmed by the response to our Feed Inverclyde appeal.

“Our front office was swamped with readers coming in and donating each day.”

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