From left, Nick Miller, Kerri Salter, Luke Cooper, Wendy Miller, store manager Nathaniel Dunkley, Hannah King, Sarah Miles, Sarah Hamilton, Dave Parr and Zoe Hawkes.
A TOTAL of £25,000 has been donated to two Isle of Wight charities by the Co-operative, in Cowes.
The money has been split in half between the Isle of Wight Foodbank and Storeroom2010.
The foodbank provides emergency food supplies, while Storeroom2010 offers furniture to those who cannot afford their own.
This is the largest cash gift the foodbank has received since opening two years ago.
Project manager Hannah King said: "We are blown away by this gift.
"Such a generous cash donation means we can purchase a reliable vehicle, which we badly need to reach our seven distribution centres across the Island."
The Co-operative, on Terminus Road, has been raising money since April last year via its community support card.
The manager, Nathaniel Dunkley, said: "We encourage customers to have one of these cards and then a percentage of each sale goes towards the charities."
The Co-op also gave the charities an opportunity to come into the store and raise money and awareness by manning stalls and bag packing. Storeroom2010 will use part of the money towards its recent removal costs to the Somerton Industrial Estate.
The remainder will fund entry-level carpentry lessons for disadvantaged people.
Wendy Miller, administrator at Storeroom2010, said: "We are delighted. We operate without funding and its not easy to achieve anything."