Food Bank Raynes Park Collection

Councillor Krystal Miller
Councillor Krystal Miller

By Uzor Chinukwue

The Tesco Raynes Park store worked with people at the Trussell trust Wimbledon Food Bank to collect donations from its customers. “A collection at the Raynes Park store over the weekend saw customers given a special shopping list when they entered the store,” the Wimbledon Guardian reported last week.

This marks a period of successful collections for the Wimbledon Food Bank for the Christmas season. There were collections from Tesco New Malden store on the 29th and 30th of November, and from Waitrose Raynes Park and Wimbledon stores on the 7th of this month.

Shoppers at Tesco New Malden were given a list and asked if they could pick out items like long-life milk and tinned goods  to buy for the food bank. Tesco then made a further donation of 30% of everything collected.

The politicians were also out to show their support: MP for Wimbledon, Stephen Hammond joined the collection and thanked organisers, shoppers, and volunteers for their kind support during the festive season. Councillor Krystal Miller, the Mayor of Merton was also on hand to lend her support, and was at the Wimbledon Food Bank headquarters at Elim Church on Tuesday 3rd December.

Christmas can be a stressful time for everyone, but taking the time out to reach out to our neighbours is one of the best gifts that we can offer. And so the Wimbledon Food Bank would again like to thank every donor, volunteer, and well-wisher for all the support. Have a happy holiday one and all.

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