Swindon Foodbank had a successful collection in Asda Walmart, despite wintery weather.
Despite the bitter cold and snowfall, over 40 volunteers braved the elements to attend throughout the day at the Asda Walmart collection on Saturday 4th February. Although the temperature plummeted the spirits were high, even for those who acted as Greeters outside. We were blessed with a number of new volunteers, who all remarked on what a great day they had and how generous the people of Swindon were.
A grand total of 1.7 tonnes was collected. When the last van load had left the supermarket, the Warehouse teams sprang into action, and with 27 volunteers sorting and boxing the task of storing our supermarket haul was soon completed. Thank you to the Saturday Warehouse team, the Stratton Methodist Team and volunteers from Nationwide.
Thank you for all those who gave up their time to help and a big welcome to the newbies.
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New volunteer Jacqui Sheppard takes a break from the cold weather to man a trolley at the tills.