£6,000 donation made to local food banks

We have donated a total of £6,000 to eight food banks across the south and southwest of England. 

As a result of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, more people have reportedly been seeking support from food banks for the first time, putting additional pressure on an already stretched service. 

The food banks, which received £750 each, include Devizes and District food bank, Andover food bank, Romsey food bank, Ringwood food bank, Frome food bank, Glastonbury food bank, Weymouth food bank and Portland food bank. We have supported community food banks across the areas we work with donations totalling more than £19,000 in recent years. 

Darren Brazil, one of our Regional Operations Directors, who champions our food bank support, said: 

“We’ve seen first-hand what a fantastic job the volunteers at these food banks do for their communities, and sadly how much the need for support has increased each year.

“We hope our contribution helped the volunteers to continue to support the increasing need of those in their local communities.”

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