Praise for Hartlepool allotment owners growing festive veg for those in need

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Foodbank organizers in Hartlepool have praised allotment holders who were asked to pledge some veg after an amazing response.

Growers across the town donated an impressive 55 large boxes of produce bursting with fresh vegetables.

They answered an appeal to donate surplus produce to Hartlepool Foodbank by supporting Hartlepool Borough Council’s Big Christmas Dinner Challenge.

It was also run in partnership with the Allotments’ Tenants Focus Group and the town’s Waverley Terrace Community Allotment.

Kate Ainger, Hartlepool Borough Council environmental projects officer, said:

“We invited allotment holders to ‘pledge some veg’ and the response was amazing.

“We would like to thank everyone who contributed for their invaluable support.

“It is great to know that the Big Christmas Dinner Challenge is really going to make a difference to a significant number of families.”

Empty boxes were donated by Fruit Fayre in Oxford Road and were filled with vegetables…

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