Housing association staff donate to food bank
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities
Staff at Sanctuary Housing in Salisbury have donated food from their own kitchens to a local food bank.
In partnership with children’s charity Spurgeons, produce was gathered as part of a nationwide collection to provide emergency food to families and individuals in need.
Spurgeons invited Sanctuary to help tick off a shopping list of items such as powdered milk, sugar, juice and tinned food.
The huge shopping trolley, which contributed to 1,500 kilos of food, was donated to a local Trussell Trust food bank, whose users include Sanctuary residents.
Lucy Thorne from Spurgeons said: “Spurgeons is committed to providing the support that will enable children to enjoy their childhood and fulfil their true potential.
“Nearly four million children live in poverty in the UK and we are very grateful to Sanctuary for helping collect items that will be donated to local families who need it.”
Sanctuary’s head of housing operations, Richard Keeley, said: “I am very proud that staff in the Salisbury office were willing to donate items to such a good cause. We hope the food goes a long way in supporting children and families locally.”
Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.
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