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Friendship helps put food on the table!


Published by Kerrie Beck for Longhurst Group in Housing and also in Communities, Environment, Health

Foodbank Foodbank

Staff at Friendship and Beechdale (including their contactor Morrison) have been bringing cans, bottles, boxes and packets of food into work. Collections from each office are then handed over to the food banks in both Spakhill, Birmingham and Walsall.

Jackie Shepherd, Friendship’s Customer Service Manager said “We were overwhelmed to see that their shelves were packed with food items that have been collected from local shops and supermarkets recently. They were, as always, extremely grateful for the donations we made.”

Jackie added, “In addition to providing non-perishable food items they are now also supplying loaves of bread with the food parcels. To do this they need monetary donations so that they can stock up their freezers on an on-going basis. With this in mind we have now set up a collection box where staff can make small donations.”

There 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: 



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