Supermarket donates food to good cause

From left, 2013-14 charity Epilepsy Action representatives Stephanie Lee and Joanna Burrows, Sainsbury's staff Stacey Warrington, Sally Fulcher and Hannah Walker and Stamford Foodbank representatives Nicola Dunkin, Joyce and Jim Klincke
From left, 2013-14 charity Epilepsy Action representatives Stephanie Lee and Joanna Burrows, Sainsbury's staff Stacey Warrington, Sally Fulcher and Hannah Walker and Stamford Foodbank representatives Nicola Dunkin, Joyce and Jim Klincke
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A supermarket has handed over dozens of food items to a worthy cause before choosing a new charity to support.

Sainsbury’s in Ryhall Road, Stamford, have been allowing collections of food in store for Stamford Foodbank, which provides emergency food parcels for families who cannot afford to feed themselves.

On Friday last week, Sainsbury’s handed over all the items customers had generously donated to the Foodbank to representatives Nicola Dunkin. The store said it had collected £2,000 of food and donations.

The store also selected Epilepsy Action as its new charity of the year to support.

Community fundraiser for Epilepsy Action Joanna Burrows said the charity applied through the supermarket’s process and was delighted to be chosen.

Joanna said: “It is an exciting partnership to be involved in. We are a fairly new branch, which is getting more and more active and we look forward to working with Sainsbury’s.”