Brethren of the Warrington Group, including the group chairman Andy Barton and vice chairman John Tyrer, paid a visit to the local Morrisons Supermarket in aid of the Warrington Group’s annual support of the Warrington Foodbank. John reached out to Morrisons earlier in the week making them aware we were coming.
Armed with a shopping list, the brethren entered the store and like an episode of Supermarket Sweep, zipped around the store filling trolleys. Eight trolley loads later they were directed to a checkout which was opened. Purchased, was around £2,000 of food and items to support this great cause. We would like to thank Morrisons for their help and assistance with this.
Shopping completed, the cars were loaded up, along with Dave Eccles’s trailer, and they headed over to Warrington Foodbank where they were greeted by Vikki O’Donnell, Warrington Foodbank Manager and her team of volunteers. Everybody mucked in to help unload the vehicles and get the donations checked in. Warrington Foodbank weighs all the items which are donated as it helps keep track of what is being donated. The items we donated weighed in total of 735kg.
Vikki said, for every £1,000 of food, 250 food parcels are made up so that it can be recorded that the donation has made 500 food parcels to help the community.
Vikki very kindly gave a quick tour of the Foodbank to show how the donations get processed. Starting in the warehouse, Vikki explained how the items are checked in, sorted and made ready for handing out. After a short walk to the distribution building, the team met the volunteers making up the care packages then moved into the front of the house where the care packages being handed out to community members.
What a fantastic job Warrington Foodbank does for the local community and we are really happy to support such a great charity