Foodbank collection point opens at Sunderland’s Park Lane Interchange
Park Lane Interchange is on the right track with volunteers at Sunderland Foodbank.
A new collection point for the organisation has been set up at the interchange, allowing bus and Metro commuters and anyone visiting the city centre to make donations.
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is running the collection all this week to help families who are struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic.
The collection point is located at the Nexus travel shop in the bus concourse area of the interchange and will be there each day from 8am to 11am, until Friday. July 17.
Customer Services Director at Nexus, Huw Lewis, said: “The focus of our food bank collections will focus on Sunderland this week. We’re at Park Lane interchange and all donations will go to a local food bank.
“Metro is right at the heart of the communities it serves so this collection is the least that we can do to help people at this time of national emergency.
“This will aid people in the most deprived areas, many of who are struggling even more due to the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Donations should be non-perishable items, for example long-life milk, tinned fish, pasta, rice, and other canned items.
"Please speak to a member of staff if you have items to spare and they can show you where to drop it off.”