Julian House, a charity which provides accommodation and support for the homeless in Bath, received a special invitation to cut the ribbon to open The Southern Co-operative’s new food store at Widcombe Hill in Bath and received a £500 donation.
The Southern Co-operative’s new store is home to a large range of fresh produce and chilled food options, an array of pastries freshly baked and available in-store every day and a hot food and coffee takeaway deal for £2.00.
Cecil Weir, Fundraising and PR Director for Julian House said: “This is a marvellous gift from The Southern Co-operative; an organisation with a long history of philanthropy and supporting good causes in the local areas where they trade. Julian House supports some of the most marginalised members of society and relies heavily on voluntary donations. In addition to the obvious financial benefit, The Southern Co-operative’s ongoing endorsement will also help to raise awareness of the underlying issues which impact on our clients.”
The community food store will be open from 7am until 11pm, seven days a week with plenty of parking nearby.
Megan Grange, Store Manager for The Southern Co-operative food store in Bath, said: “My colleagues and I are looking forward to welcoming our new customers into our Bath store. Community is very important to us at The Southern Co-operative, so not only will you see us getting involved with local projects and charities, but also our Local Flavours food range will bring the best produce from the South West directly to our customers in store.”