A wish rooted in philanthropy led to nearly 1,000 pounds of food and $500 collected for those in need in London.
“I’ll tell you right now, I’m happy, so happy and so proud; not only for me, but for the people I’ve done the work for,” said George. “I’m glad I could help get what we wanted done.”—George Browning
It was a cold and windy day as George was bundled and loaded onto the bus in February to deliver the donation to the London Food Bank. Smiling and giving a thumbs up all along the way, the blustery weather did not dampen his joy.
“I can’t believe how much food is here,” said George looking at all the donated items piled into the bus. “I’ll go down in history.”
Upon arrival, George was greeted by the London Food Bank Chair Peter Harding, along with staff and volunteers. “It’s because of people like you, George, who make this all possible,” said Peter. “We can’t thank you enough for the wonderful gift you’ve given us.”
George was provided a tour of the building and learned how things were sorted, stored and distributed to those in need. As a special surprise, George’s daughter presented a $500 donation in honour of his late wife. George’s heart was full and he was brought to tears when learned that his donated food collection came in at a whopping 980 pounds.
“I’ll tell you right now, I’m happy, so happy and so proud; not only for me, but for the people I’ve done the work for,” said George. “I’m glad I could help get what we wanted done.”