I cannot imagine this is a local thing, whereby most supermarkets now include a trolley or box of some kind into which we can pop contributions to go to the local foodbanks. I would always try to remember (and would be glad of a reminder as I wander around, perhaps something on the most useful shelves?) to include something but of late my shopping has to be done online.
It is thanks to the recent introduction of first Tesco and now Sainsbury’s that I can do the shopping and save Simon from having to do this at the weekends – I can order online in the evening and pop out at lunchtime to collect from one of a couple of collection points in town – brilliant (you see their vans cannot reach the house thanks to a width issue and a pesky right-angle bend – it makes moving interesting!). Anyway – now I can do my bit at home again, have the offspring bring in the bags when they come home from school if I’m having a bad day, but we do miss out on adding a little something to the pot, so to speak. Of course there are other ways I can help but a friend’s comment today made me wonder about including something for online shoppers…
Perhaps the supermarkets can enable us to add an item or two to our online shop that can then go into the store’s foodbank delivery. I shall get in touch with the main ones hereabouts and see what they have to say, then report back. If you have any ideas on this do share below… Of course such things should not be necessary, but they are, so while I am able to add a couple of £ to our weekly shop, I will.
I suppose if there is no such option in the pipelines or possible, I could have a box that we put together each month and then drop into our nearest foodbank – that would work, but not everyone has time for such ventures so if the big stores could help us with this, that would be welcome.
What do you think?