A local foodbank has received a £500 donation as Tesco celebrated the reopening of its new look Inverurie Extra store this week.
The event was attended by Barbara King and Joyce Palin, founder and co-ordinator at the Aberdeenshire North Foodbank.
They were joined by store manager Darren Fraser and his team at the store to cut the ribbon and mark the store officially re-launched.
Tesco say that the investment has transformed the store for shoppers, creating a modern and improved shopping environment.
Some of the changes include a new community room which will help promote and boost the commitment by Tesco to support the local area.
The store will also benefit from a new option for shoppers to “Scan as you shop.”
Aberdeenshire North foodbank provides a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the local community.
Each foodbox that the foodbank make up, contains a minimum of three days nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food.
Store Manager Darren Fraser said, “We would like to thank Barbara and Joyce for joining us and taking part in our re-launch event today.
“It has been great to meet them and hear how the £500 donation will benefit the local community and keep providing the essential food boxes to local residents”.
Barbara King said: “We have developed a really good relationship with the store and together we have been able to help people in need in the local community.
“During the Tesco National Food Collections, the store staff have always been extremely helpful in organising events, volunteering on the collection stand and helping sort through the donated food.
“This £500 donation will help us continue the amazing work we do with the local community and provide support to many households across Aberdeenshire”
Store manager Darren said: “Our customers told us that they wanted a more appealing fruit and veg department, so that’s exactly what we’ve given them.
“We are delighted with our new departments including the new Opticians and Click and Collect Grocery service offering customers the chance to order their groceries online and then nip into store and collect their weekly shop at their convenience.
“We have really enjoyed welcoming customers back into their new-look store,” added Darren.
The re-launch celebrations will continue with a family fun-day this Saturday , September 13.