Community champion’s charity collection

Want to read more?

We value our content and our journalists, so to get full access to all your local news updated 7-days-a-week – PLUS an e-edition of the Campbeltown Courier – subscribe today for as little as 56 pence per week.

Already a subscriber?
Subscribe Now

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 effort 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 September 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.’

Pictured on the stall are: KF chairman Maryanne Stewart and front right volunteer Richard Thomas with Jake Sanders behind and Jason Stitch. 25_c43foodbank01_tesco_collection_weekend