A CARE home is taking action to tackle poverty by asking for food donations from the public.

Gracewell of Ascot in Burleigh Road want to help the local community by encouraging donations to help the Bracknell Food Bank.

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Families are welcome to donate long-life foodstuffs like tins of soups and pasta and unopened toiletries such as deodorant, toothbrushes and shampoos.

The care home will offer a complimentary cup of tea or coffee as an opportunity for visitors to take a look around the home, situated near Ascot Racecourse.

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Zavia Mitchell, home admissions advisor at Gracewell of Ascot, said: “At Gracewell of Ascot we always strive to do as much as we possibly can to support our local community, especially people who may be in need of a helping hand.

"We want to encourage as many people as possible to donate anything they can, every single item, no matter how small, can make a huge difference.”

Bracknell Foodbank is run by the Trussell Trust who provide support to people in need with non-perishable, nutritionally balanced food boxes through donated food items.