Hearing of the lack of food at the town’s foodbank the Rotary Club of Maidenhead Bridge leapt into action and purchased £250 worth of food to re-stack the shelves at the FoodShare store on Saturday.
The club has worked with FoodShare for over 5 years, supporting them every Wednesday and Saturday managing food distribution but also supporting them with practical issues such as helping to devise the food stacking/storage process to ensure all donated food is distributed to families in need.
Rotarians Kevin Gower and Lisa Hunter, with help from Debbie Gee from FoodShare, were stood outside Tesco Maidenhead as it opened and filled 3 trolleys with tinned vegetables and fruit, rice, cooking sauces and jams to help fill the current shortage of these food items.
Lisa Hunter commented “We must at this point say a huge thank you to Tesco Maidenhead for their amazing generosity as they gave us an additional £100 to spend in store, boosting us to be able to purchase £350 worth of much-needed food. We should also apologise for clearing them out of all tinned carrots and peas!”
Kevin and Lisa were joined by fellow club members, Nisha Chhetri, Don Pearce, Carlos Sepulveda and Siobhan back at the FoodShare Centre to help date and stack the newly purchased food on the shelves ready for distribution.
Kevin comments “This is just one of the ways our club tries to make a difference to our community. The Foodshare volunteers that are members of Maidenhead Bridge Rotary Club can be proud of the contribution they have made to helping local people who have hit a difficult period in their lives.”
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