WARWICK Foodbank has received a much-needed donation.
Housing Association, Platform Housing Group, donated £1,000 to the foodbank so that they can purchase essential supplies to support local people and families this Christmas.
The Warwick District Foodbank has seen a huge increase in people needing to use their service, with over 170 people utilising the foodbank every single week.
Platform’s Chief Operations Officer Marion Duffy said: “During this year’s kindness campaign, we will donate over £30,000 to support vital local charities, like the Warwick District Foodbank who continue to do amazing work to make sure that people living in our communities will not go hungry this Christmas and throughout the year.
“It has never been more important to provide Christmas kindness in our local communities as our customers, like most people, are really struggling to manage their household budget due to the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.”
The foodbank’s main depot, based in Warwick, feeds into six other foodbanks across Warwickshire, with the majority of food donations coming from the local community and school harvest festivals.
Andy Bower, Operations Manager at the foodbank, said: “Warwick District Foodbank are delighted to receive this donation from Platform Housing Group to support our charity. People engaging with our service are facing impossible decisions during this challenging cost of living crisis.
“This donation will help us support people in our local community who are being pushed deeper into poverty and struggling to put food on the table, while we work towards a future where no-one needs to visit a foodbank to get by.”