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Hospitals charity receives £2k donation as Co-op Food store at Barking Riverside launched

PUBLISHED: 07:00 03 August 2020

The new Barking Co-op Food store in Minter Road was opened on Thursday, July 30. Picture: Co-Op Food

The new Barking Co-op Food store in Minter Road was opened on Thursday, July 30. Picture: Co-Op Food

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A Co-op Food has opened at Barking Riverside.

The ribbon was cut at the store in Rivergate Square, Minter Road on Thursday, July 30.

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Representatives from the King George and Queen’s Hospitals Charity received a £2,000 donation to support their work as part of the launch day activities.

The store opens 7am-11pm daily and includes an in-store bakery. Co-op members receive a 5per cent reward on purchases of own brand products, and the store donates a further 1pc to community causes.

The retailer’s Food Share scheme works to minimise food waste by working with community not-for-profit organisations to donate to those in need.

Store manager Ravi Sandaname said: “We have had a fantastic response – the store looks great and we are looking forward to serving our community. Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally.”


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