Shoreline tonne of tins pledge
Published by Shoreline for Shoreline Housing Partnership in Housing and also in Communities
From left: Shoreline chief executive Tony Bramley, Shoreline tenancy support officer Susan Jarvis, communications advisor Kristina Parker, tenancy support manager Julian Precious, money management adviser Ann Maggs MBE, tenancy support officer Gillian Pul
Shoreline pledge a tonne of tins in response to Grimsby Telegraph’s latest campaign to help local people experiencing poverty.
The Telegraph’s Ten Tonnes of Tins campaign urges schools, businesses and members of the community to come together and donate 10 tonnes of tinned and packet food for those in need.
And within hours of its launch, North East Lincolnshire’s largest social housing provider responded to the appeal by setting their own fundraising target asking employees to commit to donating one tonne.
Christian Action Resource Enterprise (CARE) has seen an increase in people turning to their Daily Bread Food Larder giving away 129 food packages in January alone.
Emergency food packages are used to help people out of a crisis rather than to help feed them for a sustained period of time.
Shoreline chief executive Tony Bramley said: “As the area’s largest social housing provider we are a big part of the local community.
“We know first hand the impact the current financial climate and the government’s welfare reforms are having on many local families and individuals.
“Our tenancy support team work with many people to access emergency food parcels and this is definitely increasing.
“We really wanted to back the Grimsby Telegraph’s campaign and pledge our support to CARE who do a fantastic job.
“This is a very practical way for us all to try and help. We’ve worked out that its approximately 2,500 tins or fifty of the campaign blue boxes but our employees, friends and families are extremely generous, we’ll rise to the challenge and want to reach the target as soon as possible. We believe we CAN do it.”
For more information about the campaign visit www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk