A record breaking 3,000 easter eggs have been bought and donated to foodbanks through an online scheme.
The foodbank scheme is run by The Meaningful Chocolate Company which makes The Real Easter Egg, chocolate eggs with the Biblical easter story detailed in a booklet inside.
The eggs were sent to a Trussell Trust distribution hub and other foodbanks across the UK at a time when foodbanks are struggling due to stockpiling and limited access to supermarkets.
David McDonald, Trussel Trust project manager
David Marshall, CEO of the Christian chocolate company, said: "We have been very busy over the past few weeks, home delivering thousands of Real Easter Eggs. But hundreds of people, as they have been shopping for friends and family, have been buying and donating eggs to foodbanks through our scheme.
"Usually a couple of hundred eggs are donated in total but this year we have been overwhelmed.
"What is moving is people are donating their purchase to someone they will never meet or hear from but trust that the Easter story, which come with each egg, will make a difference and the chocolate egg give a treat. One customer told us she had a legacy from her father and wanted to use some of it to send a pallet of eggs to those in need."
There are five eggs available, each has an edition of the Easter story included.
Both the Original and Dark chocolate 2020 eggs are plastic free and Palm Oil free.