On Saturday the Manchester Central foodbank had its first food drive at a local Asda Superstore in Longsight. The collection was very successful and we were able to collect over 350kg of food!
I would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers who participated and helped make it such a success. The volunteers spent there time handing out flyers to members of the general public. These flyers encouraged them to buy an item of food for us during their shop. In addition the volunteers were on hand to answer any questions that people had regarding the foodbank.
I was amazed at the generosity of the many people who donated food to us. Some people gave us up to 5 shopping bags full of food! 90% of all food given out by Trussell Trust foodbanks is donated by the general public which highlights the importance these donations have. It of course doesn't matter whether a person donates one item or ten, as all the food donated will play a part in helping feed local people in crisis.
Our next food collection day will be on the 17th August at the Tesco Extra Store in Gorton and anyone who is interested in helping out is more than welcome.