MORE than four tonnes of food - equivalent to almost 10,000 meals - was donated to Barnsley Foodbank Partnership during a Tesco donation event.

The supermarket’s Christmas collection scheme saw Hoyland, Penistone and Stairfoot Tesco stores take part to donate ‘trolleys upon trolleys’ of food for emergency parcels.

The equivalent to 9,595 meals were donated by Barnsley residents.

A spokesperson for Barnsley Foodbank Partnership, said: “Within the first hour, the donation trolley was already getting full.

“It’s been a tricky few years, so it’s incredibly humbling to see all of the kind donations people are giving to us.

“It’s great to see the volunteers back too, with Covid-19 putting a stop to it for last year’s collection.

“We’re so grateful for everyone’s hard work and kindness.”