As part of the national initiative, Morrisons store on Kingsway are actively involved in the £1 million donation to Foodbanks and other local charities. Around £1,000 of food is being delivered each Monday night and collected the following day.
The Foodbank is in receipt of the largest part of this delivery and took first delivery this week, getting much needed supplies including pasta sauce, rice pudding, custard, coffee, hot chocolate and fruit amongst other welcome items.
The food was collected by volunteers from the foodbank and staff from the Council, all loaded into a Rochdale Council vehicle.
Store Manager, James Levy commented:
As a Store Team we are always looking for ways we can support and give back to our local community.
The current Covid19 situation has provided us with an ideal opportunity to help not only those who are vulnerable and struggling financially but anyone who feels that they need help.
Along with the generous donations we are receiving from our customers, this project is really helping to feed the nation and is something we are proud to be leading.
Morrisons Rochdale “Feed the Nation” to help support local Foodbanks, charities and families in our community at this challenging time; “It’s more than a Job”.
A huge thank you from Rochdale Foodbank and all those people who will benefit from the generosity of Morrisons and the enthusiastic efforts of the staff at the Kingsway Store.
– Steve Field, on behalf of the Trustees and Volunteers at Rochdale Foodbank