Staff fill boxes for central foodbank…
Published by Kerrie Beck for Longhurst Group in Housing and also in Communities, Health
Staff at Friendship Care and Housing (Friendship) spent two weeks bringing cans, bottles, boxes and packets of food into work. These were then dropped into boxes ready to take over toBirmingham’sCentral Foodbankin Sparkhill, which provides emergency food for local people in crisis.
A dress down day at work also raised money to spend on topping the food boxes up with more groceries. Organisers Jackie Shepherd,Julie Garrettand Selina Bernard delivered four large boxes thanks to peoples’ generosity.
Jackie, Friendship’s Customer Service Manager said “The 'Foodbank Collection' event proved hugely successful. Staff at the Foodbank were extremely grateful for our donation. From the local contributions they receive, food boxes are made up which will provide at least a three day nutritionally balanced diet.”
Today inBirminghamthere are families struggling to put food on the table. For people on low incomes, sudden crisis – redundancy, benefit delay or even an unexpected bill – can mean going hungry.
Every day parents skip meals to feed their children and people are forced to choose between paying the rent and eating. To find out more about the food bank visit: :http://birminghamcentral.foodbank.org.uk/about-birmingham-central-foodbank
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