Accent staff turn lottery win into 2,432 food items for Peterborough Foodbank
Published by Heather Jacklin for Accent Group in Housing
Staff at Peterborough housing association Accent have come up with a new idea to boost their donations for the Peterborough Food Bank this Christmas.
When deciding what to do with small lottery winnings of £80, staff topped it up to £100 and bought vouchers from nearby department store John Lewis for a prize draw to raise more donations for the foodbank. The price of a ticket was donation of food to help them reach their target of 2013 items for the year 2013.
Other staff and contractors also donated items for the draw including two Kindles, and wine and chocolates. The target of 2013 food items was reached and exceeded with a huge 2432 food items donated. These will be distributed to local people in most need during the festive season by the Trussell Trust.
Three million people in the UK live below the poverty line. The Peterborough Foodbank is one of over 400 national foodbanks which provide emergency food supplies to people in crisis. They rely entirely on donations.
Accent staff will continue to support the Peterborough Foodbank in 2014. Anyone wanting to donate can take non-perishable items of food to Accent’s Peterborough office on Lincoln Road or check the Trussell Trust website for other local donation points at www.trusselltrust.org