STAFF at a law firm in Portsmouth have put an extra item or two in their trolley in support of The News Christmas Food Appeal.
Workers at Blake Morgan in Port Solent heard about the appeal and decided to get involved.
Launched by The News, it helps to give those in our area who are less fortunate a brighter Christmas, through donations of food.
Jessica Wintle, HR officer at Blake Morgan, said: ‘The News Christmas Food Appeal is a fantastic idea which staff at Blake Morgan were keen to get behind.
‘This is something local. We do have office charities that we support.
‘It’s a local cause and we know where the food is going.’
And Jessica said the team at Blake Morgan have really got behind it.
‘We have had a good response. We put out two boxes and they were full within a couple of days. It’s an easy way to contribute something.
‘When you are doing your shopping you can just pick something extra up.
‘People don’t have to go out of their way. We’ve got five boxes full and ready to send on.
‘We’re pleased to have been able to play a small part in helping less well-off families this Christmas.
‘Most of us go home and eat huge dinners and snacks over Christmas.
‘It’s important to think of those people who haven’t got that luxury and to try and make a bit of a difference to them.’
We are asking readers to donate an extra food item when out shopping, which can then be collected at participating venues.
The food is then organised and distributed to food banks, refuges and shelters in the area.
And it’s not just tins of soup and vegetables and staple foods such as pasta and rice that are in high demand.
Food banks are also collecting luxuries such as biscuits, boxes of chocolates, mince pies and Christmas puddings to help give people a little bit of festive cheer.
Trolleys have been filling up across the area as readers have kindly made donations to the appeal.
But it’s not over yet – you can make a donation to the appeal right up until Christmas Eve.
Any leftover donations will go straight on to the shelves of the food bank to help support people in need throughout the year.