A phenomenal response to foodbank collection

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Morrisons’ shoppers excelled themselves recently after an appeal from Peterhead foodbank Joseph Storehouse.

A total of 31 trolleys of food and household goods were donated following a day-long collection at the Queen Street store on Saturday, December 6 - more than exceeding the expectations of organisers.

The foodbank, run by Apex Church, helps those in genuine need across the Peterhead area and at Christmas time in particular many families and individuals face hardship.

Joseph Storehouse volunteers manned the trolleys throughout the day with the help of Morrisons’ staff and the store’s community champion, Sheena Irvine.

Volunteer Sheena Gordon told the Buchanie: “The people of Peterhead should be ery proud to be part of such a caring community.

“We want to thank everyone who donated items. They will have impacted a household in Peterhead and the donations have helped make a difficult Christmas now bearable,” she said.

“We would like to thank Morrisons for once again helping us achieve this wonderful collection,and in particular Sheena Irvine who went out of her way to help us.

“The response from the public was completely overwhelming.”

Mrs Gordon said that anyone can fall into hard times and the foodbank caters for families and individuals in a wide range of circumstances.

“Only genuinely deserving people are referred to us and issued with packs,” she said.

“Donations are still welcome at the Apex Centre in Broad Street, especially tinned fruit, tinned ham, coffee and sugar,” she added.

If you would like to find out more about Joseph Storehouse you can find them on Facebook where you will see details of the work they have done throughout the past year.

Joseph Storehouse wishes everyone a Happy Christmas and a blessed New Year.