Co-op shoppers have raised £6,000 for food banks and charities across the Channel Islands with the supermarket chain thanking them for their generosity.
A total of £2,940 was raised for Guernsey charities through the Channel Island Co-op's voucher scheme over Easter.
1,195 vouchers were sold in the lead up to Easter and Co-op matched the voucher donations, with 100% of proceeds going to local charities.
Pictured: The money raised in Guernsey has been shared between Bright Beginnings, Wigwam, Salvation Army, Guernsey Welfare Service, Women’s Refuge, and Age Concern.
Carl Winn, Head of Community and Sustainability at the Channel Islands Co-op, said: “All of us at the Co-op would like to thank the kindness and generosity shown by our customers across both Jersey and Guernsey stores in helping us raise these donations.
“Our local community is at the heart of everything that we do, and we are proud to be able to match the amount raised to help us to donate such a generous amount to lots of amazing causes who are all working hard to make a difference.
“Due to the positive feedback, Coop is currently working on launching the ability to donate to a food bank a permanent feature across CI Coop stores in the coming weeks. This will mean that as well as having the food donation boxes in five stores, customers will also be able to donate £1, or multiples of £1, by just adding it to their shopping at the checkout. We are looking forward to announcing final details on this new initiative very soon.”
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