Shoreline can-do attitude for emergency food campaign
Published by Shoreline for Shoreline Housing Partnership in Housing and also in Communities
Shoreline chief executive Tony Bramley, Shoreline employees Susan Jarvis, Julain Precious, Ann Maggs MBE and Kristina Parker present half a tonne of food to CARE manager Sarah Taylor
Shoreline Housing Partnership has collected half a tonne of food for the 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 in just four weeks, the North East Lincolnshire’s largest social housing provider has already reached the midway point in their one tonne pledge collecting over 1264 food items.
Shoreline chief executive Tony Bramley said: “It has proved more difficult than we initially thought, but we’re delighted that we’ve been able to give the Telegraph’s campaign a major boost and we’ll continue to the end.
“Our employees are very generous and their response to this campaign has been very typical of them with people buying tins when they nip out for a sandwich or delivering bags of items following their weekly shop.
“In fact, the donation is so big that we’ve had to move the half a tonne because our office floor is in danger of collapse.
“We know first hand that the financial climate and welfare reform is having a big impact on lots of local residents and this is another way for us to help.”
Grimsby's Christian Action Resource Enterprise (CARE) has seen an increase in people turning to their Daily Bread Food Larder giving away 149 food packages in February 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.