Kind-hearted Worksop customers donate £15,000 worth of goods to Morrisons food bank appeal during pandemic

Staff at a Worksop supermarket have thanked ‘incredible’ customers who donated more than £15,000 worth of goods to its foodbank appeal during the pandemic.

By Sophie Wills
Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 1:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 1:08 pm

Victoria Brooks distributes donations to local foodbanks and good causes as community champion at the Morrisons store, on Kilton Road and said she had been left stunned by the genorosity of customers over the last year.

"Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen some of the most incredible amounts of food donated by them,” she said.

"This has mainly been through our grab bags, which can be located at the store entrance.

Staff at Street Friends, which has benefited from the appeal, with donations from Morrisons customers.

"In total approximately £15,000 has been donated through this channel by our customers with a further 15 pallets of ambient goods from the store.”

Victoria also praised her colleagues for their ‘random acts of kindness’ both in-store and online.

These have included leaving flowers on the cars of unsuspecting customers in the car park.

More than £15,000 worth of goods have been donated by customers.

“These have been well received and brightened peoples’ day during difficult times,” she added.

"On our Facebook page we have run many giveaways and competitions aimed at the local community.

"Most recently for International Women's day, we surprised Karen Gardiner ,who was nominated for an award for her work at Sparken Hill Academy.”

Councillor Deborah Merryweather, from Bassetlaw District Council, and Victoria had the ‘arduous’ task of selecting a winner from so many nominations.

Victoria added: “Morrisons will continue to run these events for their customers and the people of Worksop as a huge thank you for the support the community has shown.

"Once again Morrisons Worksop wishes to thank every customer that has contributed in any way.”

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