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ASDA’S Wearside warehouse has teamed up with a national charity to help young homeless people.

The supermarket’s Washington distribution warehouse has agreed to help Depaul UK’s regional support centres by donating food brought in by staff or from surplus stock orders placed by the supermarket.

Two trollies have been set aside for staff to fill.

Julie Duell, partnership development officer for Depaul UK, and based in the charity’s Whitley Bay office, said: “Support from businesses like Asda is absolutely vital for us to be able to continue to help young homeless people throughout the North East.

“Donations of this nature are just as important as being given a cash boost, as we need to have food supplies in for the young people who come to us in need of help. Often they haven’t eaten for a while and are grateful for whatever we can give them, so things like pasta meals or tinned foods that are quick to make are perfect.”

Warehouse general manager Vicky Brockley said: “I’m delighted we are supporting Depaul, which we know will make a real difference to the charity.”