A massive thank you goes out to all the staff at Asda and volunteers who helped with the Supermarket collection at Asda West Swindon on Saturday 28th April and to all the warehouse teams who efficiently sorted and boxed all the donated food. The shelves are looking healthier.
A fantastic 1.47 tonnes of food was donated by the ever generous people of Swindon. Which goes to show despite whatever is happening in the world people still have a little space in their hearts for those in the community who need a little help.
A particularly touching episode happened just we were packing up. A lady rushed up to the table with a carrier bag of goods and was obviously glad she caught us. She said “ Last year we used Swindon Foodbank, this year things are a little better so we can now give a something back for others. When I told the kids I was coming over here they raided their piggy banks and wanted me to buy some sweets for other children who might not have any”. Two very large bags of sweets where placed on the table; it's moments like this that make us all realise that there is hope for the future.
Mon, May 14, 2012
by Lee Thompson filed under