Finance and Operations Section Manager from M&S Glossop, Michael Holliday, was more than willing to support the Bare Necessities Christmas appeal.
The store went all out, highlighting items from the Christmas Wish Shopping List around the store, while volunteers from Bare Necessities spoke to customers explaining who benefits from the appeal.
The Bare Necessities volunteers also had valuable help from the 2nd Glossop Scouts, Cubs and Beavers who were carrying out bag packing at the store to raise funds for their group.
Both customers and staff were extremely generous with their donations. In many cases, these included specialist items such as chocolate biscuits and treats for children. These were in addition to the staple foods which provide food parcels relied upon by families who find themselves in food crisis.
Bare Necessities volunteer Joy Hallsworth said “on behalf of all at Bare Necessities I would like to thank not just the staff and customers of M&S, but all who have donated to Bare Necessities during the last twelve months. One would hope that the need for emergency food parcels would no longer be necessary but there is no sign of the demand letting up. In fact, local families are still struggling to make everyday decisions on how to provide enough food for their children and dependents whilst meeting the ever increasing cost of living expenses ‘Eat or Heat’”.
If you or anyone you know needs help or you wish to volunteer, then please ring 07928786828 or visit our website at www.glossopdalefoodbank.info