GENEROUS shoppers donated more than 5,500kg of food to Harrow Foodbank.
Volunteers from the scheme collected 4,094kg of food and £267 in cash donations for families in crisis on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6, in the Tesco store in Pinner Green.
Harrow Foodbank volunteer, Mary Prazer, said: “We were overwhelmed by the generosity of shoppers, one man said to me he only went in for a pint of milk and came out with a big bag full of shopping because he was so impressed with what is being done for local families in need.”
A total of 1,500kg was collected by members of Northwick Park Rotary Club on Saturday, July 6, outside Tesco in Station Road, Harrow. Tesco donated 30 per cent of the total.
Eric Silver, of the Rotary club, said: “The food bank was set up to help people who are less fortunate and they need this food. It is a terrible thing in this day and age people do need something like this and can’t exist without it. It was very generous of the people of Harrow.”
The foodbanks operate out of a number of churches in the borough and was set up last month in response to growing pressure for a safety net for those most in need.
These food collections are vital to meet the expected need during the school holidays.
There will be further supermarket collection days in the coming months. Full details and for other ways you can help, see www.harrow.foodbank.org.uk.