Littlehampton Rotary Club donates 50 Christmas food parcels

Littlehampton Rotary Club has provided 50 Christmas food parcels for Littlehampton and District Foodbank, with the help of Morrisons.

The donation was made for the seventh year running but things were done a bit differently this year.

Members have been continuing to meet via Zoom but Covid restrictions made it difficult for them to get together in person and organise the shopping for this year’s hampers.

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Geoff Watts, press officer, explained: “Whereas in the past we have done the shopping ourselves, packed it into boxes and then wrapped them in Christmas paper, this year we give our most grateful thanks to Morrisons supermarket, because even though we paid for all the food, we did not have to carry out the other tasks, as Morrisons did all the rest for us.”

Alison Whitburn, community champion at Morrisons Littlehampton, right, and her colleague Gill with Littlehampton Rotary Club president Rosemary Green, her husband Bruce Green, Rotarian Keith Green and Samantha Gouldson, assistant manager of Littlehampton and District Foodbank

Alison Whitburn, the Littlehampton store’s community champion, and colleagues delivered the hampers to Littlehampton Baptist Church, where the foodbank is based.

Club president Rosemary Green was then able to present the Christmas parcels to Samantha Gouldson, assistant manager of the foodbank.

Rosemary said: “Our Rotary club is so grateful to Morrisons for their help this year and it has made this task of donating the Christmas parcels to help those in need much easier for our members.”

The parcels each include a label saying ‘this is a Christmas gift from the Rotary Club of Littlehampton’,

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