Ruddington’s support for our local NG11 Foodbank went one step further this month when the Foodbank became “Local Charity of the Year” by Sainsbury’s on Wilford Road. Shoppers voted online and in store for their choice of three shortlisted local charities to become the shop’s nominated charity partner for the next 12 months.
The Sainsbury’s “Local Charity of the Year” initiative is a nationwide programme that sees local stores support a community charity over the course of one full year, with activities including fundraising, awareness-raising and volunteering.
Announcing the results of the vote, store manager Adam Hawksworth said, “Sainsbury’s work hard to support the local community, and I think the NG11 Foodbank is an excellent cause. As our ‘Local Charity of the Year’, we will support the Foodbank throughout the year, with various events, raffles, and our collection tins”.
Eagle-eyed shoppers may have noticed the addition of a food donation point in Sainsbury’s too, also in aid of the NG11 Foodbank. Complementing the collection points at the Co-Op and the Honeycomb charity shop, customers can now donate food and toiletry items on their Sainsbury’s shopping trip. Keep up to date with the Foodbank wish-list on Facebook and Twitter by searching for @ng11foodbank online.
Councillor Mark Pinks