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Egg-citing Easter Cheers: Andover Foodbank’s Hoppiness and Gratitude

Andover Foodbank is starting the week on a high note, thanks to the overwhelming support and generosity of the community. Here are some reasons why the team at the foodbank is feeling cheerful today:

  1. Successful Waitrose Collection: Over the weekend, Andover Foodbank conducted a two-day collection at Waitrose, which resulted in an impressive 719 kg of food donations. The team extends heartfelt gratitude to Waitrose and TVCB for their support in facilitating the collection. They also express appreciation to the dedicated volunteers and everyone who took the time to stop, chat, and donate.
  2. Peter Rabbit Raffle Success: Among the Easter egg donations, a delightful Peter Rabbit plush toy caught the attention of volunteers. Due to its popularity, the team decided to hold a raffle for the charming bunny. The generosity of the donor and the enthusiasm of the volunteers resulted in raising £100 for the foodbank through the raffle.
  3. Generous Asda Donation: A van full of Asda goodies was generously donated to Andover Foodbank by a kind-hearted individual. The team extends their gratitude to the anonymous donor and acknowledges the assistance of the delivery man, whose helpfulness made the donation possible. Though a picture couldn’t be taken at the time, the impact of the donation is deeply appreciated.
  4. Top Food Hygiene Rating: The dedication and hard work of Andover Foodbank’s warehouse manager, Becki, and her teams have paid off. Their commitment to cleanliness, tidiness, and organization impressed the Environmental Health inspector, who awarded the foodbank the top scoring Food Hygiene rating of 5. Congratulations to Becki and her team for this outstanding achievement.
  5. Successful Easter Egg Campaign: The Easter egg campaign orchestrated by Andover Foodbank has been a tremendous success. All donated Easter eggs have been safely distributed to schools and agencies, reaching children and vulnerable adults in need. The team expresses profound gratitude to everyone who contributed to the campaign, emphasizing that the overwhelming support and generosity highlight the caring nature of the community.

As Andover Foodbank reflects on these accomplishments and expressions of kindness, they feel fortunate to be part of such a compassionate and supportive community. These achievements not only bolster the foodbank’s ability to provide essential support but also serve as a testament to the power of community solidarity in times of need.