People living on the breadline in south Warwickshire will benefit from a Leamington business’ £750 donation to the Trussell Trust, which runs the country’s foodbanks.
Staff at the Midlands branch of Jephson Homes Housing Association, who also have donated boxes of long-life food and toiletries to foodbanks in the area, recently handed over the sum to the charity.
Keira Lymath, Jephson’s financial inclusion officer for the Midlands region, makes regular referrals to local foodbanks as part of her job. She said: “It’s not easy to ask for help when you are struggling financially. It must be even harder to say you haven’t got any food in the cupboards, and have probably missed a number of meals already.
“This scenario is more common than people think, and this is why foodbanks are a vital service for people in need.”
Mike Partridge, corporate partnerships manager at the Trussell Trust, said: “Jephson’s support will prevent families from going hungry in their own homes. One in five mums are skipping meals to feed their children in the UK today, and rising living costs mean that more families are struggling than ever.
“Jephson’s support at this time of acute national need will make a real difference.”