Com­mu­nity cham­pion’s char­ity col­lec­tion

Campbeltown Courier - - LETTERS -

A SU­PER­MAR­KET worker went all out to per­suade his bosses to for­mally run a two-day au­tumn Kin­tyre Food Bank (KF) event.

Be­fore 24-year-old Jake Sanders’ ef­forts, food stuff had been do­nated in trays be­hind the Tesco tills.

Last Fri­day and Satur­day KF vol­un­teers manned a stall at the Lochend store col­lect­ing food and cash from gen­er­ous shop­pers.

KF trea­surer Chris­tine Jar­dine said: ‘We have seen a 71 per cent in­crease in clients be­tween Septem- ber 2016 and the end of Au­gust this year. Al­though we can­not be cer­tain we won­der if this is due to the roll out of Uni­ver­sal Credit. The cash col­lec­tion this week raised £138.97.’

Store man­ager Ja­son Stitch who has worked 15 years with the chain said: ‘It is fan­tas­tic that Tesco is recog­nis­ing the need for a lo­cal food­bank.

‘We ex­pect a lot of do­na­tions for the win­ter time.

‘All credit to Jake who is our Camp­bel­town Com­mu­nity Cham­pion.’

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Pic­tured on the stall are: KF chair­man Maryanne Ste­wart and front right vol­un­teer Richard Thomas with Jake Sanders be­hind and Ja­son Stitch.

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