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Asda removes all charity collection points from its stores

asdaClients and charities across Sussex are angry that grocery store giant Asda has expelled all charity collection points from its stores.

Hardest hit are foodbanks which get around 25 % of their donations through Asda across the country, and numerous local charities, including those gathering for animals.

More than 85,000 persons have signed a request on Facebook requiring a reconsider.

Howard Wardle, operations chief at Eastbourne foodbank, said it was extremely stressing.

He said: “Clearly we are disappointed at the choice by Asda as the foodbank collection point at the Crumbles store at Sovereign Harbor was famous and of incredible worth to us.

“We regard this was a nationwide decision, rather than local, however we would ask Asda to reconsider on this specific matter.

“The reaction on social media demonstrates exactly how energetic individuals feel about this.”

Client Kev Dakin said that every week he purchased some additional food for foodbanks but he didn’t get any foodbank collections, not even pets or such.  He said that, he was informed that Walmart in the USA have decided that no UK Asda stores can collect any food or goods for charities, from immediate effect.

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