Joint gifts boost Foodbank groceries

Several times over the past two years, with the cooperation of Sainsbury’s Harpenden Store, Rotary in Harpenden members have stood outside the store, encouraging customers to buy extra items and, on leaving, to donate them to the St Albans & District Foodbank.

When a new management team took over at the store they were so impressed with the success of these events that they offered Rotary in Harpenden £100 worth of groceries to donate as we wished. Our response was to match Sainsbury’s gift. Using our own charitable funds we bought £100 of groceries from the store and, combining the two gifts, provided the St Albans & District Foodbank with £200 worth of groceries.

Our picture shows, from the left, Haydar Shawkat, a trustee of the St Albans & District Foodbank, receiving the cheque from Orlando Fantin of Rotary in Harpenden, along with Sainsbury’s Zoe and Rotary in Harpenden Vice-President Terry Heritage.


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