Housebuilder boosts South Sefton Foodbank during the pandemic

Housebuilder boosts South Sefton Foodbank during the pandemic

by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

BARRATT Homes North West has donated £250 to South Sefton Foodbank to help keep the organisation running throughout the pandemic. 

The developer, who is building nearby at Sundial Place in Thornton, has recently made the donation to help the foodbank in supporting the one in five people in the UK that live below the poverty line.

Debbie Shelley, manager at South Sefton Foodbank, said: “We are really grateful for the donation from Barratt Homes, we are a really busy foodbank, we fed over 14,000 people last year, often are short of food so every donation does make a difference.”

Launched in 2012 and based at St Leonard’s Youth and Community Centre in Merseyside, the foodbank has eight distribution centres within the area and is still striving to support those in need during the Covid-19 crisis. 

Last year, the organisation provided 10,712 three-day emergency food supplies to those in need.

Now is a crucial a time as any to help those living in poverty and Barratt Homes’ contribution towards South Sefton Foodbank will help its volunteers to continue to make a difference for many people in Merseyside.

Rob Holbrook, managing director at Barratt Homes North West, said: “We’re delighted to support South Sefton Foodbank at a time where togetherness and community spirit is most significant.

“The representatives of Trussell Trust do an outstanding job in providing emergency supplies to those in need, and we hope our donation will support their admirable work during these testing times.”

South Sefton Foodbank is a part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. For more information on how to support South Sefton Foodbank visit: www.southsefton.foodbank.org.uk

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