Hammermsith and Fulham Foodbank
KIND-HEARTED shoppers gave generously to help an emergency food charity collect goods for families in need.
Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank held its first collection at Waitrose, in North End Road, Fulham, on Saturday, and generous customers donated 710kg of food.
Shoppers were able to give money or take a shopping list into the store to pick up much-needed items for the charity, which has provided thousands of meals to borough residents in crisis.
Daphine Aikens, charity manager, said: “It was a great day with a fantastic team of volunteers giving out shopping lists and sorting and weighing food in at the store room.
“Another big thanks to the public for being so generous and supporting us on Saturday and to Waitrose Fulham for letting us partner with them and to all the staff for supporting us on the day.”
Foodbank operates from Christ Church, in Studridge Street, Fulham, two days a week. People who need food are given a voucher by their GP, social worker or probation officer to pick up essential supplies.
A second branch is planned for Shepherd’s Bush.