Sunday was an incredible success at Sainsbury’s in Charlton. We had a fantastic welcome from both customers and staff as we arrived for the opening of the store at 10:30am. It never ceases to amaze myself and all of our volunteers at how warm and generous the shoppers are and with how much food we accumulate across the day.
Our volunteers were extremely touched when one lady returned a whole basket of goods to us and when asked why she wanted to donate so much food she replied:
“I have never been homeless, but I have been broke and hungry. I’ve been there and that’s why I want to donate”.
Lots of young children with their parents got involved showcasing our new Big Red Box stickers! One father explained:
“I love getting my children involved, I get to spoil them at Christmas which is great but it’s powerful and humbling to understand that there are people who have a lot less than us and we can help them in many ways including through projects like this”.
Big Red Box is just that, a gift, a small gesture of compassion to those who need not only food but hope this Christmas.
Help us in our mission to share hope this Christmas! We will be continuing our collections this weekend at Sainsbury’s Sydenham on Saturday from 9am and Sunday from 11am and we would love to see you there.
You can also click here to find out more ways you can get involved.