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Food Drive Success

Sharon Watts Published: 30 September 2022

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Morrison's food drive

On Monday 22nd August, Morrisons Wymondham held their first Food Drive in aid of The Hub food bank, and it was a soaring success thanks to the kindness and generosity of their customers!

The challenge was to ‘Fill A Parking Space’ with extra donations from a targeted list supplied by The Hub. (These donations were in addition to the ongoing support from the foodbank pick up packs.) Volunteers from The Hub were on hand to engage with customers and explain more about the work of Steps, which not only helps with supplying food but can also help with recipe ideas and meal planning, helping to access funding streams and interactive workshops including budgeting and how to shop well.

The day got off to an amazing start with an early Secret Santa donating £100 worth of items, and the green trays continued to fill up steadily until the challenge was completed around 3pm - and the donations kept coming! At the end of the day, 30 green trays full of extra donations were packed into the volunteers cars and taken to the Hub for sorting and storing.

Debbie Rose, who manages Steps said, ‘We’re amazed by the generosity of the local community and so grateful to Morrisons for organising this fantastic opportunity. It makes such a difference to local people’s lives, thank you all so much.’

Morrisons and The Hub are planning a second Food Drive in November ready to support those in need at Christmas, and the challenge may involve some virtual reindeer …!

If you need help with food costs, if you would like to access the workshops or if you just need a chat with someone, please contact Debbie on 01953 798505 or email info@hubproject.org.uk.

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