Colne Sainsbury's helps retailer hit food donation landmark

There is a donation point at the Sainsbury's in Colne.
There is a donation point at the Sainsbury's in Colne.
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Kicking off the new year with a landmark food donation milestone, Sainsbury's has opened its 1,000th donation point, offering its customers - including those at their Colne store, the chance to support over 1,000 charities.

With 80% of Sainsbury’s stores now boasting a collection point for the Open Door initiative at which the customers can drop off donations of canned and packaged food to then be collected by volunteers and redistributed to people in the local area, the retailer also supports over 1,000 additional charities by donating any surplus food.

“We’re thrilled to have reached such an impressive milestone in our food donation programme," said Mike O’ Hara, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Colne. "Our customers are very generous all year round and as we enter 2018, we hope to see even more food donated to help people in the local community who may be at risk of going hungry.”

Dawn from Open Door said: “We’re delighted to be receiving so many donations from the generous customers and colleagues at Sainsbury’s Colne who have helped to raise awareness of our cause.

"These items really will benefit local people suffering from food poverty," she added, with the charity collecting everything from pasta, tinned goods, and cereals, to toiletries, sanitary items, and nappies. "We’re looking forward to working with the store into 2018.”