SOLICITORS put their hands in their pockets and brought an extra bit of food to help those in need at Christmas.
Coffin Mew, which is based at Lakeside, North Harbour, is the latest company to join the festive food appeal, launched by The News.
The campaign, which runs until Christmas Eve, aims to support families and people who are struggling.
Amir Hussain is head of marketing at Coffin Mew.
He said: ‘There are a lot of families that are feeling the pinch at Christmas.
‘We heard about the campaign and at Coffin Mew we like to support local initiatives.
‘So we saw it as a great opportunity to support the initiative that The News is running.’
Mr Hussain said the box of food has been filling up quickly.
‘We only got the box together yesterday and we’ve filled it up with food already.
‘This is about letting our colleagues know that it’s going to a good cause to people who aren’t in such a good position as us.’
Supermarkets across the area have agreed to support our appeal.
Many trollies have filled up with food several times so far.
Flavia Trewin is from the Bridgemary Family Church in Gosport.
She delivers hampers to those in need all year round.
‘It’s gone incredibly well,’ she said.
‘We don’t have a chance to clear the shelves before we have got more food coming in.
‘We’re thrilled and so appreciative of all that’s been bought by the public. We can’t say thank you enough.’
All we ask is that you buy an extra item from the shopping list when you go shopping and place it in a News trolley on your way out or at the shops which are listed in the panel on this page.
All food must be non-perishable items such as tea, coffee, biscuits, cereal and festive items such as Christmas pudding and mince pies.
The food will then be distributed to local food banks and churches across the area using Christmas hampers.