Coffee Shop Owners Praise Support from Llandudno Junction Store

A Conwy Coffee Shop who opened their business during the recent firebreak as a food bank have thanked the local Co-op for their help.

Lisa Walker and Gareth Lavin have run L’s Coffee and Book Shop for eleven years and have thanked businesses, residents and local supermarkets for donating food and essentials.

During the 17-day Welsh Firebreak, the coffee shop on Conwy High Street was forced to close but still helped hundreds of people in Conwy county by handing out food parcels.

Gareth thanked the people of Conwy and also praised Co-op in Llandudno Junction for helping donate food to those who need it most.

Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford has campaigned with Co-op to encourage people to donate to FareShare, a charity that redistributes food.

“One of the reasons I went to Co-op for help is that they’re supporting Marcus Rashford,” said Gareth.

“There’s a room in the Llandudno Junction Co-op, so if people want to donate, they can drop stuff off there and the guys will then bring that food to us. It’s a great community shop. They support local causes like this. They’ve been fantastic.”

Co-op is supporting FareShare during the Coronavirus crisis by donating food worth £1.5 million to feed those at risk of hunger.

Across the country, food charities have seen a significant drop in food donations. Your donation will help to support local communities by feeding those who need it most during the crisis.

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When Co-op Members buy own-brand products and services, 2p for every £1 spent goes to support local causes and community organisations. Download the Co-op app to get personalised offers every week and select your local cause. To download the Co-op app, search ‘Co-op’ in the App Store.

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