Southside shoppers have brought love and joy to their community thanks to an innovative supermarket scheme.
Giffnock grocery store Whole Foods Market have partnered with homeless charity Glasgow City Mission for a third consecutive Christmas.
By creating opportunities for customers to donate to the charity, a total of £7,096.57 has been raised.
The store has also donated the five pence carrier bag charge to the charity for the months of November, December and January.
Glasgow City Mission say they will use the money to run their evening drop-in service plus a programme of more than thirty daytime activities designed to address the root causes of homelessness and poverty. Graham Steven, Marketing & Fundraising Manager at Glasgow City Mission said: “We are staggered at the generosity of Whole Foods Market and their customers once again. To raise over £7,000 this Christmas is astonishing. Homelessness and poverty continues to be a significant social problem in our city. This generous gift will enable Glasgow City Mission to continue to be there for people who are trapped in desperate situations and provide hope and a way forward. We are incredibly thankful to the store and their customers for their continued support.
“Often people come to us initially for food. This donation will allow us to feed people but also ask how else we can help. By connecting people to our holistic daytime services, our aim to tackle the root causes, rebuild people’s confidence and skills, and help people into new homes, jobs and other opportunities.”
Darren Campbell, Whole Foods Market Team Leader said:
“We are delighted to support Glasgow City Mission via our Christmas Campaign. Our team members are part of the local community and we are passionate about supporting the local causes that are important to our shoppers and neighbours. Glasgow City Mission is a great charity and who help hundreds of vulnerable people every day.”
Cheque presentation left to right: Graham Steven, marketing & fundraising manager at Glasgow City Mission; Natalie Fry, Lauren McFarlane and Janice Fleming, Whole Foods Market team members; and Darren Campbell, Whole Foods Market team leader.