Swindon Foodbank has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people we're feeding in Swindon in the past few months, and as a result stock in the Warehouse was running low. On June 3rd we were able to organise a collection at ASDA Walmart. As it was on a Friday it was uncertain what sort of response the collection would get, or even if there would be enough volunteers available to help in order to put the collection on.
We needn't have worried - around 40 people turned up to volunteer with us, helping to hand out shopping lists, collect the food, and give out 'thank you's to the kind people donating food. At the end of the day we had collected 1.319 tonnes!
On the same day Richard and Craig went to Pinewood School in Bourton. The school had run a competition between the four sections of the school to see who could collect the most food. One young boy brought in food equivalent to his own body weight! It was a great competition, lots of fun, and was won by the Pre-prep section. Altogether the school donated 1.15 tonnes of food - a fantastic result!
We are so grateful for the support we receive which means we can go on feeding people in Swindon who are facing crisis.
Posted on Wed, June 22, 2011
by Richard Belsham filed under