Volunteers box clever to help sort out foodbank

Volunteers from Southern Electric in Havant help out at the foodbank in Chichester
Volunteers from Southern Electric in Havant help out at the foodbank in Chichester
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SORTING out 1.5 tonnes of food donations was all in a day’s work for a team of eager volunteers.

Ten people, pictured, from the Southern Electric call centre in Penner Road, Havant, took time out to help the Trussell Trust foodbank in Chichester.

Foodbank managers David Jones and Keith Selby set them to work sorting out the mountains of donated food.

The team soon got to work by sorting items into groups, weighing boxes, then putting things into date order and moving completed boxes into a warehouse.

Mr Selby, of the Chichester foodbank, said: ‘Southern’s visit was well timed as the stock had just been transferred from a disused aircraft hangar to a more modern and convenient facility adjacent to the distribution centre in the heart of Chichester.’

Sara McGreal, one of the Southern’s volunteers, said: ‘We had a fantastic day helping a charity that receives no funding, is run by volunteers and serves all walks of life from communities as far as Bognor Regis to Portsmouth.’