Foodbank Collection 29th November 2013
by Mike Gay
As part of the ongoing F&D commitment to the work of Foodbank Judy Powell and Mike Gay gave up a couple of hours of their Friday afternoon to be on hand at Tesco Eastgate to help with a food collection.
As before leaflets listing the foodstuffs needed were handed-out to shoppers as they entered the store. The shoppers then purchased one or two items from the list as part of their shop and then donated at the Foodbank collection point based near the exit to the store. There were two leaflets handed out: one listing general items and one listing Christmas food; the latter so that families left needing at Christmas-time can feel they are, at least in part, able to celebrate the festive season.
As usual on these collections some of the members of the public were sympathetic to the needs of others and some were not. Some of those that did give responded magnificently but every single item donated is one more hungry person fed for one more meal and that makes all the effort worthwhile.
Andy Irwin from the East Bristol Foodbank, which now has two outlets in Easton and one that has just opened in Kingswood, was on hand to manage the collection which continued on the following Saturday and Sunday.
Andy promised to let us know the amount of food collected and the following was emailed to us:
"Thanks so much for helping
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