MP praises store’s community scheme

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HARBOROUGH MP Edward Garnier recently visited the new branch of Waitrose in Harborough.

Since its opening last September, Mr Garnier was pleased to see how the shop has thrived.

He was welcomed by branch manager Loretta Taylor and other members of staff.

They were joined by representatives from two local charities, the Jubilee Foodbank and

As one of the charities that forms part of the MH Waitrose Community Matters scheme, Home-start is the nominated family support charity which shoppers can collectively elect to receive a donation through its “green token” scheme.

The Jubilee Food bank is an initiative that enables customers to buy an extra grocery item from a suggested shopping list which can then be distributed to people in need in the local community.

Mr Garnier said: “I was very pleased to visit the new store, meet Loretta and the representatives from Jubilee Foodbank and Home-start.

“As we know, Christmas should be a happy time but for all too many it is not.

“I commend Waitrose’s support of these two charities. They provide essential support to those who need it most at this time of year. I am also glad to see how well the Harborough Waitrose has progressed as well as integrating itself within the local community.”