Local food banks receive donations from company fundraiser


Almost £3,000 has been raised by employees to support local food banks. This winter, it is expected that someone in the UK will need an emergency food parcel from a food bank every nine seconds - a 61% increase on last year.

Our employees have taken part in a fundraiser to support local food banks, which have been affected by the ongoing pandemic. In a year where local lockdowns and national restrictions have dominated the headlines, food banks have seen a reduction in vital donations, while the use of them is expected to soar over the winter months.

In order to combat the crisis, a JustGiving page was set up with one goal in mind: 'Making a difference for food banks'. We wanted to raise money for local food banks and The Trussell Trust to help with the emergency food parcels they provide, so we set up a fundraising page to enable us all to give what we can to this vital cause; every penny counts. 

Together with employees from our parent Group, South Staffordshire Plc, we have raised £2,890 in donations. This has been doubled by South Staffordshire Plc, bringing the overall donation to a total of £9,000.

“This winter is going to be incredibly difficult for many people, and we are really proud to be supporting The Trussell Trust and a range of local independent foodbanks in the excellent work they do to support some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. Our employees can be really proud of their fundraising efforts, something we as a business wanted to recognise and support. We hope our donations will go some way towards making a real difference to members of our community and hopefully make their winter a little easier.”

- Phil Newland, Group CEO at South Staffordshire Plc

Local food banks within our region of supply that have been supported by the fundraiser include: Breaking Bread, Wednesbury; Victory Church, Rugeley; Salvation Army, Burton upon Trent; Chase Lighthouse, Cannock and Salma Foodbank, Smethwick.

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 Posted: 22 December 2020