TWO computer developers have put a festive slant on the work of a food bank.
Sunil Shanthi and Kyle Grant, who work for Scottish Southern Electric (SSE), have created an 8ft tall Christmas tree made out of more than 600 cans of food as part of the festive grotto in the Meridian Shopping Centre in Havant.
SSE staff collected the cans for the Beacon Food Bank, a charitable project run by Portsdown Community Church.
And the food bank will soon get a double boost. SSE employees are given a day out of their typical working life to support local community projects like Be the Difference. And the company has pledged to match-fund the value of the donations.
The food will be distributed by the food bank after Christmas.
Sunil and Kyle said: ‘It’s great to give back something of real substance and value to the community we live and work in.’
Beacon Food Bank’s Ruth Scott added: ‘This is what we love to see, the whole community involved in helping each other. Everyone is talking about it and of course the food gives us a welcome boost at Christmas which is our busiest period.
‘It’s lovely we can give families a helping hand with the necessities and some treats.’