Community pub, The Old Millstone, Macclesfield, has donated perishable food items to local charity, after being forced to close during the Coronavirus lockdown.

The pub, owned by Hawthorn Leisure, a community pub operator which owns more than 700 pubs across England, Scotland and Wales, donated items including snacks and soft drinks with a sale value of around £100, to local charity Cheshire Streetwise, who support the vulnerable in their community via a foodbank.

Pub partner, Anthony Powell, was keen to ensure that unused food items were donated to charity, as he was aware that many in the community who struggle to put food on the table, a situation that is only made worse by the current crisis. Foodbanks are also struggling to keep up with demand, meaning that initiatives like this are becoming increasingly necessary.

Anthony said: “We are fortunate enough to be in a position to give back to those in our community who are struggling to make ends meet. After being forced to close, we were left with perishable stock that we were unable to sell, and I couldn’t think of a more worthy cause.”

Hawthorn Leisure CEO, Mark Davies, said: “The Old Millstone is  a thriving community pub, and we are so pleased to see them supporting their local people. We urge all of our pub partners to follow suit and support their communities in these uncertain times.”

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