Friendship Care and Housing support local food-bank
Published by Kerrie Beck for Longhurst Group in Care and Support and also in Communities, Housing
Friendship support local Food-bank
Friendship Care and Housing are supporting a local food-bank in Derby.
The Hope Centre, part of the Church ministry, has been collecting furniture and a range of white goods, as well as food products, for those individuals and families struggling to afford essential items for their homes.
In an effort to support The Hope Centre’s good work, Friendship has set up an in-house recycling project and are encouraging staff, friends and family to donate any items they can. They have also organised a dress-down day on Fridays to raise money for the good cause.
Working closely with the Director of Community Development at the Centre, a referral process has been introduced in order to direct the growing number of Friendship customers in need of support to the food-bank, where they can receive those items they are in need of.
Julie Garrett, Income Manager at Friendship, said “We are finding more and more that new tenants are signing up to tenancies with very little furniture- if any. We need to support these tenants to sustain their tenancy and by working closely with the foodbank we can achieve this.”
Friendship has already donated a large variety of food and white goods to the food-bank including towels, cutlery, toasters and kettles. “It is important that customers are aware of the help available to them. We will continue aiding the great work of the foodbank and supporting the increasing number of individuals in need.”