Rotary supports Foodbank at supermarket

PUBLISHED: 17:02 27 October 2015 | UPDATED: 17:02 27 October 2015

Pauline Rayner Sainsbury's Public Relations Manager, John Sleight, Paul Morrison, Richard Bonfield, President Portishead Rotary and the first donation by a member of the public.

Pauline Rayner Sainsbury's Public Relations Manager, John Sleight, Paul Morrison, Richard Bonfield, President Portishead Rotary and the first donation by a member of the public.

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A food donation point has been set up in a Portishead supermarket to help people who are struggling.

Portishead Rotary is working with Sainsbury’s to support Foodbank by having a box for donations put in the store.

The food left by customers will be taken to Clevedon and District Foodbank’s warehouse to be distributed to people in North Somerset who need it.

Rotarian John Sleight said: “We are delighted that this partnership has been set up.

“We would like to ask for the support from the local community in helping us provide essential food and other items by donating an item or two into the box as they carry out their weekly shop.”

Paul Morrison, Sainsbury’s store manager, said it was important for the company to support people in need locally.

He added: “We acknowledge there are people in our area who are living in hardship and we would encourage our customers to support this very worthwhile scheme.”

The reception to the donation box has been positive so far.

Mr Sleight said: “Even while the launch was taking place, the public were donating to the cause, which goes to show how the scheme will touch the hearts of shoppers at the store.”


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