That’s food for thought

January 15, 2018 Local Community Projects

COLETTE Pettigrew, from our Bootle site, was inspired to act when she saw a TV report describing how children who received free school meals were missing out during the holidays.

The Days Data Capture Processing Supervisor knew she could depend on the generosity of her  colleagues. Her suggestion was for contributions to be made to a local Foodbank distribution centre.

John Connolly researched what exactly was needed and a circular was issued asking people to help.

A large donation of food was handed over to the Foodbank and was gratefully received.

Bootle’s VOLT committee also chipped in with some cash, spent by Nights Data Capture Processing Supervisor, Karen Brownrigg, on a trolley-load of goodies.

After a couple of weeks the resulting food pile-up took everyone by surprise. “We didn’t expect to get that much, but we’re delighted,” says Key/Balance/Clerical Days Manager, John, who helped to co-ordinate the effort.

“We got a thank you certificate from the Foodbank, which was very, very pleased with our contribution. Well done everyone.”

What’s more, thanks to people’s generosity, food-filled bags continue to be dropped off on a weekly basis, reports John.