The kind folks at Harrison Pensa, a prominent London legal firm, came up with an interesting concept. Anyone who clicked “like” on the firm’s Facebook page was pleased to discover that one pound of food would be donated to the London Food Bank as a result. Overall, the campaign raised almost 1,000 pounds of food.

Or so they thought. Jodi Simpson was the organizer from Harrison Pensa, and she agreed to meet with Jane and I, along with Josh from the food bank, at the No Frills store on Southdale and Montgomery. We were all in for a surprise. Store manager Bob Rundle took the money raised by Jodi and the others and turned it into $3,000 worth of quality food supplies.

This is what you get when you combine an extremely generous firm, a store manager dedicated to those doing without, and an agency like the food bank that can distribute the goods to families in need. Just like community compassion itself, the results of people combining their dedication is often greater than the sum total of all the parts.

Have a look at the video below, where you’ll see Jodi and Bob, cooperating in a way that pulled together a grocery store and a legal firm in a way that made a difference. Special thanks to both, not only for the generosity, but for the example of fine corporate compassion.