Morrisons lends its support to town foodbank

Morrisons staff and Joseph Storehouse volunteers have joined together to collect donations.
Morrisons staff and Joseph Storehouse volunteers have joined together to collect donations.

Morrisons in Peterhead will join forces with local foodbank Joseph Storehouse this weekend in a bid to gather groceries and toiletries for the project’s work in the town.

On Saturday, December 6, Joseph Storehouse volunteers will be at the front door of the supermarket handing out leaflets with suggested food items which customers can donate.

More volunteers will be manning trolleys behind the checkouts where shoppers can place purchased items for donation.

The suggested items include tins of ham, fruit, soup, beans, pasta, breakfast cereal, coffee, sugar and toothpaste.

A similar collection was carried out in Morrisons last year and the response was overwhelming. It is hoped that the folk of Peterhead will give generously once again.

A spokesperson for Joseph Storehouse told the Buchanie: “Every day there are people in our town who are forced to make hard choices - food or electricity, rent or groceries.

“Last year the people of Peterhead showed incredible kindness when we did our collection at Morrisons.

“We are delighted and grateful to Morrisons once again for their support by allowing us to collect within the store.

“Hopefully folk will be equally generous this weekend.

“We will be there from 9am to 5pm and folk will have the opportunity to donate basic essential food items.

“Their generosity will help us to continue issuing food parcels to individuals and families in crisis.”

Joseph Storehouse issues food packs to individuals and families who need support.

It is are based at the Apex Centre in Broad Street, Peterhead.

The volunteers work closely with various agencies to ensure only people in genuine need receive help.

The spokesperson added: “If folk wish to make a donation outwith Morrisons’ day this can be done on either a Monday from 1pm to 3pm or on a Wednesday from 4pm to 5.30pm at Apex Centre.”