24 Dec 2019
This Christmas Eve, Bishop’s Move Edinburgh worked tirelessly into the evening to ensure that no one who visited the local foodbank left empty handed for Christmas.
The Bishop’s Move team assisted their local foodbank Food, Facts and Friends by providing one of our largest removal vans to collect unsold fresh food items from local supermarkets including Aldi and Marks and Spencer and then delivering to the local church in Penicuik, St Mungo’s. Other supermarket’s involved and that kindly donated perishable stock were Sainsburys, JB Foods, McQueen Dairies, Greggs and Lidl.
Kenny Janczyk, Branch Manager at Bishop’s Move Edinburgh, said,"It was an absolute pleasure to be able to help out especially since this was the only food bank opening on Christmas Eve. Our team, Steven McKendrick & Darren Whyte were more than happy to get stuck in and help out to make a difference in the community at this festive time."
Bishop's Move Edinburgh have been working with Food, Facts and Friends since the company introduced working with local foodbanks into their national charity campaign in 2019. The relationship between the local branch and the local foodbank has grown significantly over the past months they have also been supplying free storage for items at their Penicuik warehouse and self-store.
Jim Paterson, Food Facts & Friends stated, “We cannot thank the Bishop's Move Edinburgh enough for the support their team provided on Christmas Eve who were one of the real stars on Christmas Eve. To see the largest removal van in the fleet, appear at St. Mungo's Hall, loaded to the roof with food collected from supermarkets around Edinburgh was truly overwhelming. Without Bishop’s Move support, and the crew giving their time to collect all this food, we would never have been able to provide anything like enough food for the hundreds of people, from across Midlothian, who received hearty Christmas meals that night. We were also the only foodbank open on Christmas Eve.”